2016 Cookie Construction Build Day


After seven months of designing, planning and testing, 100 Girl Scouts, 30 female design professionals and 7,000 Girl Scout Cookie boxes descended upon Crown Center for the official 2016 Cookie Construction Build Day!

The seven teams have been working together since September to design and plan a structure that would be built solely out of Girl Scout Cookie boxes on site at Crown Center with the theme of Dream. Design. Do. Outdoor Adventure.

The girls were given four hours to bring their designs to life, and the results, well we think they’re pretty amazing.

While Cookie Construction is meant to give girls an idea of what a career in the architecture and design field might be like, it also teaches them things like how to work on a team, how to lead and how to follow, what brain storming and trial and error look like. The skills you need to know no matter what career you choose.

The 2016 Cookie Construction program was in partnership with AIA Kansas City and Women in Design Kansas City. The program was made possible thanks to our presenting sponsor HOK-Kansas City. Support also came from Time Warner Cable – Connect a Million Minds, McCownGordon Construction, Centric Projects and SFS Architecture. Our venue host was Crown Center and D’Bronx generously donated pizza to fuel our hardworking Girl Scouts!

While we envied the girls’ creativity, we did not envy the job of our jurors to select a winner in this year’s competition! The following people had the difficult job of naming a team to receive the Jurors’ Choice Award: Amy J. Slattery, AIA, Owner, Odimo; Perry Watson, Area Vice President, Time Warner Cable; Marsha Hoffman, President, AIA; Rosana Privitera Biondo, President, Mark One Electric; Rick D. Schroeder, AIA, Project Manager, Crown center Redevelopment Corporation; and Danny O’Neill, Owner/Founder, The Roasterie.

After a long deliberation the jurors selected Team Silver Moons’ structure as the award winner! They were particularly impressed with the complexity of their build and unique interpretation of the theme. They scored highly in the “use of colors/labels” category by creating texture in the various cookie boxes. Team Silver Moons’ design was titled “Keep On Climbing” and they recreated famous monuments of history such as Mt. Everest, Pyramids of Giza and the Great Wall of China.


Team Silver Moons winning build.

Team Silver Moons winning build.

Since Team Silver Moons won the Juror’s Choice Award, the other six teams are eligible to take home the People’s Choice Award! Structures will be on display at Crown Center until March 25, so stop on by and cast your vote for your favorite structure!

Cookie Constructors: Explore the Seasons


Elemental Dragonettes: I Can’t Wait to Discover the World

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Galaxy Girls: Project Space Camp

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High Flyers: High Flying Adventure

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Top City: Cookie Land

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Treehouse Masters: Zipping Through Life

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Check out the photos on our Facebook Page or see all the behind the scenes work at #GSCookieBuild! You can also read the story in the Kansas City Star and


One thought on “2016 Cookie Construction Build Day

  • March 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Fantastic. Keep up the good work ladies!!


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