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The Structural Engineering Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) invites you to a special event that embraces the winter tradition of Gingerbread House Construction while simultaneously highlighting the importance of Structural Engineering in our communities. The first annual SoCal Gingerbread Challenge invites engineers, architects and contractors to form a team; design, build, and decorate a gingerbread structure, and fundraise for local nonprofit organizations

This gingerbread construction competition will host up to 30 multi-disciplinary teams who have just 5 hours to build their structures. Awards will be given out  in various categories, including a people’s choice award based on votes from the public. This three day event allows all members participate or simply drop in to view and enjoy the competition and displays once construction has completed.

Each team pays an entry fee and will be provided basic gingerbread forms and icing, with the team able to bring additional, edible decorations on their own. All entries and design concepts are due by October 31, 2022.

Award categories include: Tallest, Best Decorated (The structure the best demonstrates the festivities of the season), Best Re-creation (Best demonstration of an actual building/replica), Most creative original structure, President’s Choice Award (selected by the SEAOSC President to the structure that deserves recognition and otherwise recognized.), People’s Choice (voted on by attendees), and Team Spirit Award (to the most spirited team).

Don’t forget – our future generation of design & construction professionals can participate by building their own gingerbread structures and testing their resiliency on our Shake Table!


Thursday, December 8
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Build Day

Friday, December 9

7:00 AM to 10:00 AM Media Preview & Judging
Friday, December 9 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Open Viewing
Saturday, December 10 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Open Viewing

Sunday, December 11

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Open Viewing

Sunday, December 11

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Closing Awards Reception

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The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) is the oldest structural engineering association in the world. 

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