Washington DC

Gingertown 2017 will be held on Tuesday, December 5th from 5:30pm – 9:30pm. 

875 15th Street NW, Washington, DC
Thank you to our Venue Sponsor, JBGSmith!

 

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WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT OF ALL LOTS FOR 2017!

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Kyle Veater, Mayor of Gingertown, at gingertown@dmsas.com to reserve your sponsorship and help support this one-of-a-kinda event. All monies go directly to our DC-based charities!

How It Works

Each year, David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS) creates a themed master plan based on principles of good urban planning with playful embellishments appropriate for the gingerbread-built city. We invite you, our friends in the building design and construction industry, to join us in bringing this confectionery city to life. Each firm/team is given one lot to design and build on. At the end of the build night, all of the creations come together on the master plan to create Gingertown! The built-out master plan will remain on display for one week prior to being divided up and donated – along with all of the monies raised – to our DC-based recipient charities.

How to Participate

Firms can reserve a lot by sponsoring or participating. Sponsorship information is detailed below. There is a $250 minimum donation to participate in Gingertown DC. Once the call for lot selection goes out in early November, LOT SELECTION IS NOW OPEN SOLD OUT for 2017!  teams can email the Mayor of Gingertown at gingertown@dmsas.com with their TOP THREE LOT CHOICES – and they will be awarded their first available preferred lot. Lots are awarded first-come-first-served, with sponsors getting preference in the event of a tie. You will receive a confirmation of your lot selection and an invoice for your 100% tax-deductible donation will be sent shortly thereafter.

Awards

Our esteemed panel of judges (to be announced) represent a cross-section of the DC building industry – architects, developers, engineers and building owners. The group of judges, along with The Mayor of Gingertown, will award buildings in the categories of:

  • Most Innovative Use of Materials
  • Best Expression of Theme
  • Best Overall Design Quality
  • Best Overall Craftsmanship
  • Judge’s Choice Awards
  • Mayor’s Choice Award

Details

  • The build will begin on December 5th at 5:30pm and run till 8:30pm. After all lots have been placed on the master plan, our judges will converse and decide on award winners. Winners will be announced immediately thereafter on site.
  • Lots are given to teams on a first-come-first-served basis, with sponsors getting priority in the event of overlapping requests for a particular lot.
  • DMSAS will provide the gingerbread, frosting, and a wide array of candies. You are welcome to bring your own special sweets to fit your theme and/or lot designation. Please also be sure to bring your own utility knives and cutting mats.
  • While team sizes vary by lot, we ask that you please try to limit your team to no more than 6 builders in order to ensure a comfortable building environment for all of our participants.

Gingertown is presented by:

 

Recipients

  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Community of Hope
  • Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • So Others Might Eat
  • Family Matters
  • The Wendt Center for Loss & Healing

Sponsorship Levels

Santa

$2,000

Sold Out!

0 Available

  • Opportunity to display banner at build out
  • Reserved build out space
  • Exclusive early lot selection
  • Logo displayed on lot on Master Plan
  • Special social media recognition and shout outs
  • Logo included in e-blasts and event signage
  • Logo displayed on website with company website link
  • Recognition in all press releases and printed materials

Mrs. Claus

$1,500

Sold Out!

2 Available

  • Early lot selection
  • Logo displayed on lot on Master Plan
  • Special social media recognition and shout outs
  • Logo displayed on website with company website link
  • Recognition in all e-blasts
  • Logo displayed on event signage
  • Recognition in all press releases and printed materials

Reindeer

$1,000

Sold Out!

0 Available

  • Special social media recognition and shout outs
  • Logo displayed on website with company website link
  • Priority lot Selection
  • Recognition in all e-blasts
  • Logo included on event signage
  • Recognition in all press releases and printed materials

Elf

$500

Sold Out!

  • Priority lot selection
  • Logo included on website and event signage
  • Recognition in all press releases and printed materials

Participants

  • Antunovich Associates
  • Architecture Incorporated
  • ASD|Sky
  • BECS
  • Bowie Gridley Architects
  • CannonDesign
  • Christopher Consultants
  • Consigli
  • Cunningham Quill Architects
  • ECS Mid-Atlantic
  • EvensonBest
  • Gensler
  • Global Engineering Solutions
  • GPI
  • GTM Architects
  • HKS
  • Interface Engineering
  • Interplan Inc.
  • JBGSmith
  • KCCT
  • MGAC
  • Muse Architects
  • Page/
  • Pennoni
  • Quinn Evans Architects
  • Rhodeside & Harwell
  • Stantec
  • StreetSense
  • Studio 39
  • Walter P Moore
  • WDG Architecture
  • ZGF Architects