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Building a Himalayan Mountain Out of Gingerbread

On Dec. 12, 2015, AIA Houston (the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects) held its annual Gingerbread Build Off, where contestants — including local architecture firms — spend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. building gingerbread houses. Kathleen English and her colleagues at English + Associates Architects, had one of the winning entrants. […]

Image Courtesy: English + Associates Architects

On Dec. 12, 2015, AIA Houston (the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects) held its annual Gingerbread Build Off, where contestants — including local architecture firms — spend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. building gingerbread houses.

Kathleen English and her colleagues at English + Associates Architects, had one of the winning entrants. They built a Himalayan mountain with a Buddha molded from white chocolate. English describes their creation and where the idea came from.

(Above: The Himalayan Mountain created from gingerbread by the team from Houston’s English + Associates Architects. Image Courtesy: English + Associates Architects)

MORE: View the Gingerbread Build Off 2015 Winners (AIA Houston, Dec. 12, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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