Ballinger participated in Canstruction, a charity competition that unites the design, engineering and construction industries to feed the hungry. Since its founding in 1992, Canstruction has become one of the largest and most consistent canned food contributors to food banks in the world.

Canstruction Philadelphia, now in its 10th year, took place in conjunction with the 2016 National AIA Convention. Participating firms created sculptures from canned food which were displayed in the Shops at Liberty Place during the Convention.  Ballinger’s entry was an infographic about this year’s theme: “DECADES: CANstruction Philadelphia’s 10th CANniversary.”

Ballinger’s employee-run community engagement group, B::Engaged, led the effort. With a focus on design, B::Engaged is an opportunity for staff members to lend their skills to the community and gain a broader perspective while enriching the built and social fabric of their surroundings.