This December, our Interior Architecture team Edit at Streetsense participated in our favorite holiday tradition—Gingertown. Gingertown brings leading architects, engineers, and contractors in the DC area together to partake in a 3-hour-long race-to-the-finish gingerbread construction competition. Designers bring their creativity and craftsmanship to the table, scrambling in a one-off folly that imbues a yearly theme (this year’s theme was Moonbase). When all is said and done, participants have created a town completely out of gingerbread, with all confectionery creations and money raised donated to DC charities: Children’s National Medical Center, Community of Hope, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, So Others Might Eat, and The Wendt Center for Loss & Healing.
In past years, Streetsense was awarded trophies in one of the six competition categories and this year brought another championship moment. The team of Alex Crawford, Ece Kilic, Jess Verbanic, Alli Fall, Laura Minsal, Andrea Eckhardt, and Anna Hawkins earned the prestigious “Best Overall Design Quality” award for their Rudolph The Red Nose Rocket creation, a 3-foot-tall structure defied gravity and towered over the competition, complete with illuminated launch flames, pin-light detailing, silvered effects, and of course, a marshmallow Santa.
“Gingertown ‘22 team: you all put on a Masterclass in teamwork, constant problem-solving, improvisation, and grace under fire. Congrats to these amazing humans!” said Director of Interior Architecture Alex Crawford.
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