In gingerbread building news so far this year: a golf club in Bryan, Texas, broke the world record for the largest house, this duo built a series of candy-coated mini-museums, and two San Francisco hotels continue to battle it out for the best house.

Last Saturday, AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston with Houston-based incubator C2 Creative hosted their 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off, which drew more than 30 teams vying for such awards as the Grand Prix de Show, Best Traditionally Themed, and Best Non-Traditionally Themed. The winning confection-constructions, shown below, are on view at the Architecture Center Houston this week.

"London Tower Bridge" by Kirksey / Shade Heights won Grand Prix de Show.
AIA Houston "London Tower Bridge" by Kirksey / Shade Heights won Grand Prix de Show.


The Art Institute of Houston was 1st Runner Up for "Falling Water."
AIA Houston The Art Institute of Houston was 1st Runner Up for "Falling Water."


Gensler's "Hogwarts Castle" was 2nd Runner Up.
AIA Houston Gensler's "Hogwarts Castle" was 2nd Runner Up.


"The Classic" by PDR won Best Traditional.
AIA Houston "The Classic" by PDR won Best Traditional.


Eggersmann's "Kitchen" won Best Non-Traditional.
AIA Houston Eggersmann's "Kitchen" won Best Non-Traditional.


PDR's "Jingle Bell Demo - Foley's" won Best Architecture Icon.
AIA Houston PDR's "Jingle Bell Demo - Foley's" won Best Architecture Icon.


"Blizzard of Oz" by Page Sutherland Page Gingertects won Most Creative Use of Materials.
AIA Houston "Blizzard of Oz" by Page Sutherland Page Gingertects won Most Creative Use of Materials.


PBK's "Kung Fu Candy Crushers (50")" won Tallest Standing Structure.
AIA Houston PBK's "Kung Fu Candy Crushers (50")" won Tallest Standing Structure.


Seeberger Architecture's "Despicable Me" won Public Favorite.
AIA Houston Seeberger Architecture's "Despicable Me" won Public Favorite.