Just because sandcastles don’t last forever doesn’t mean they can’t be epic in size. Just ask the Jacobs of Houston building firm, winners of the acclaimed Golden Bucket prize in last year’s Annual AIA Houston SandCastle Competition. The group got the nod for first place for their huge creation of a traditional European castle. It measured more than 20 feet wide and featured incredibly tall spires and an enormous, sardonic dragon lazing at the front gate. Matrix Spencer Architects’ amazing representation of the Greek king Midas’s court took home second place. The building starts today at 8:30 a.m., with public judging at 3 p.m. Galveston East Beach, 1923 Boddeker. For information, visit www.aiasandcastle.com.
Sat., June 2, 2012