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.

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

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

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

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

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

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"The Classic" by PDR won Best Traditional.

"The Classic" by PDR won Best Traditional.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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