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A Sense of Community. As a proud member of our communities, we take pride in participating and giving back. Here are just a few of the ways we engage our cities, towns and neighborhoods.

Whether mentoring high school students in search of a profession or sponsoring design competitions for the cities of the future, we enjoy committing ourselves to our communities and giving back whenever and wherever we can. It's in our blood.

CANstruction Winners of the Whole Foods Market Chicago Award

May 21, 2012

CANstruction Winners of the Whole Foods Market Chicago Award

Harley Ellis Devereaux teamed with AVI-SPL in support of this year's CANstruction food drive. This exciting design/build competition features companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries where the cans of food used will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The team was presented with the Whole Foods Award given for “CANstructures” that reflect the Chicago spirit and dedication to feeding the hungry. A “Hole Foods” bag with canned food spilling-out was designed with the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s slogan of “Do it for Chicago”. Although a busted grocery bag is normally not convenient, in this scenario the team was glad to have one. With the generous donations received, over 3000 cans of food were collected by the team for this worthy cause.