Canstruction Dallas 2015

The Canstruction Dallas teams have designed, they've built, and tonight they will celebrate and find out who the award winners are.  29 groups of architects, engineers, and contractors have come together to create some pretty incredible structures in the city of Dallas... All out of cans.  That's right, cans... Of food. This year we saw an unbelievable amount used with teams setting a new record for Dallas at a final count of 161,544 cans thatwill be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.  Now that is something to celebrate!

After the awards are announced they will appear on the SDA Dallas Canstruction and Canstruction Facebook pages. Make sure to check back and find out who the winners are.  The public can also vote for their favorite and have an opportunity to donate to NTFB. Check out One Can Dallas to cast your vote for People's Choice and help fight hunger!

You also don't want to miss your chance to see the canstructures in person at the Science Place Building during the State Fair of Texas from September 25 - October 18.

Want to get a sneak peek and see these structures now?  Check out the official images video by Tracy Allyn Photography below of the build-out process and the resulting structures.  You can also see this year's video along with previous year videos of 2014, 2013, and 2012 at

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Portfolio Site Updates {Dallas Architectural Photography}

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First Choice Emergency, Cedar Hill by GSR Andrade Architects

CANstruction Dallas 2014

Last weekend, 25 Dallas architect, engineer, design, and construction teams participated in the 2014 Dallas CANstruction build.  The canned food items used throughout the event will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.  What a great annual tradition, since 1996!

While the winners selected by the Jurors will be announced tonight at a special award ceremony, you can do your part by voting for the People's Choice Award at  Do your part by donating to the North Texas Food Bank! 

Get a sneak peak and see the behind the scenes build-out action and the final creations below.  But make sure to visit the CANstruction exhibit during the State Fair of Texas, opening this Friday, September 26th and running through October 19th.  Just head to the Museum of Nature and Science to see these incredible structures in person!

For more information on SDA, Society for Design Administration, and CANstruction Dallas, visit   You can also see last year's winners there along with a link to the video from 2013.

Tracy Allyn Photography is honored to have photographed the day for three years in a row. 

See a few images of your team in the video that you want?  Download web resolution files of them by October 19th!  And while you are waiting you are doing that, stop over to the Tracy Allyn Photography page for a quick 'Like.'

Published: Harry Stone Recreation Center {Dallas Architectural Photography}

If you live in East Dallas, you may have happened upon GSR Andrade Architects' recent renovation of the Harry Stone Recreation Center.  I was honored to photograph the interior and exterior for the firm and was thrilled to see that the project has been published in the fall issue of Columns Magazine by AIA Dallas.  Congratulations on the feature, GSR Andrade!

In Context feature detail of Harry Stone Recreation Center window wall by GSR Andrade.

In Context feature detail of Harry Stone Recreation Center window wall by GSR Andrade.

Robert Croysdale, AIA of GSR Andrade writes about the project on page 48 of Columns' fall issue.

Robert Croysdale, AIA of GSR Andrade writes about the project on page 48 of Columns' fall issue.

While I was photographing the project it was fantastic to see so many children and adults from the neighborhood really enjoying the newly renovated center.  Many of them approached and said how much they loved the design.

Below are a few more images of the fantastic blue glass panels.


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CANstruction Dallas 2013 {Dallas Photography}

CANstruction Dallas kicked off this past weekend with great structures designed and built by area architects, contractors, engineers, and students.  All of the cans used are donated to the North Texas Food Bank at the end of the two week run at NorthPark Center.Tracy Allyn Photography was honored to be asked to photograph this fantastic event again this year. Now head out and see the structures live while you can!