Teams at the 37th Annual Sandcastle LEAP Classic enjoyed fantastic weather at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on October 26! Twenty-five teams comprised of builders, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and elementary school kids competed for the top titles.
The Sandcastle Classic raised funds for Leap Arts in Education—a non-profit that helps fund arts education programs in Bay Area elementary schools. This year, we continued our partnership with MBH Architects and Proctor Elementary School in Castro Valley—subs Meyers+ and Bay City Mechanical also joined our team. Swinerton and MBH leaders raised funds, facilitated design charettes with the students, designed the team shirt and banner, planned logistics, and recruited over 50 volunteers!
This year’s theme was “Let’s Play,” and the team came up with a few concepts for the sand sculpture with Proctor Elementary school kids. We chose the Monopoly board design featuring local attractions, which lead to our team name, Bayopoly. We enjoyed collaborating on this event and won the title of Best Local Reference!