Nitsch Engineering Wins Award at Boston Canstruction

November 18, 2009; Boston, MA – Nitsch Engineering, a civil engineering, land surveying, transportation engineering, sustainable site consulting, planning, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) firm, is proud to announce that they were awarded First Honorable Mention in Boston’s 13th Annual Canstruction® competition. To address this year’s theme of “Eat the Art,” Nitsch Engineering’s team used more than 1,500 cans of food to build a three-dimensional sushi platter, complete with nigiri and maki, ginger and wasabi, chopsticks, and a six-foot-tall bottle of soy sauce. At the close of the event, all of the cans were donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

“Nitsch Engineering is committed to supporting our employees in making positive contributions to our community and environment. As a result, we participate in a number of charitable events, and Canstruction® is one of our favorites,” said Lisa A. Brothers, PE, LEED AP, Vice President and COO of Nitsch Engineering. “We have been participating since 2001, and we love that this competition allows us to combine our design abilities with a wonderful cause like helping Boston’s hungry. And, of course, it’s always a lot of fun!”

Nitsch Engineering’s team was lead by Project Designer Michelle DiBenedetto, EIT, LEED AP. Participants included Jerry Blumenthal, PE, LEED AP; Chelsea R. Christenson, PE, LEED AP; Alexander Diotte, PLS; Joyce A. Husseini, LEED AP; Deborah M. Katzman, PE, LEED AP; Anna N. Luciano; Meghan Nee; Robert Miles, LSIT; Cheeta Soga, PE, LEED AP; and Owen Wartella, PE, LEED AP.

About Canstruction

Canstruction® is an event organized by The Society for Design Administration, which partners at the local level with chapters of the American Institute of Architects and other professional allied organizations to produce the competitions. The competitions combine the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry. For more information, log on to

About the Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes nearly 30 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to over 600 hunger-relief agencies in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. The Food Bank serves 83,000 people a week. For additional information about The Greater Boston Food Bank, visit or call .