A 4,000-square-foot vacation home that uses floor-to-ceiling windows to blend exterior and interior living won the Best in Show award at the eighth annual Marvin Windows & Doors Architects Challenge competition at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Philadelphia. Six architect-designed projects from across the country were awarded in the following categories: Best In Show, Best Contemporary, Best Transitional/Eclectic, Best Traditional New Construction, Best Remodel/Addition, and Best Commercial.
Winners of the 2016 Architects Challenge were chosen by a panel of experts, including:
- Manny Gonzales, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CAASH of KTGY
- Ted Flato, FAIA of Lake | Flato
- Robert M. Gurney, FAIA of Robert Gurney Architect
“Choosing winners from Architects Challenge entries this year was an embarrassment of riches,” said Manny Gonzales of KTGY. “Seeing the incredible design from those in my field made it difficult to choose, but the winners exemplified the careful and creative use of space we expect to see when an architect designs a home or building. The Architects Challenge winners are truly talented.”
Winning projects were judged on architectural excellence, creative design and use of Marvin window and door products.
“There is nothing more rewarding than partnering with architects and design professionals to create windows and doors that truly transform a space,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “Because every Marvin product is made-to-order, our team is an integral part of each window and door we build – which comes with Marvin’s dedicated architectural support and expertise. Every year, we feel very fortunate to see our products at work through the Architects Challenge program, and are honored to champion the quality, creativity and craftsmanship of fellow industry professionals.”
The 2016 Architects Challenge winners will travel to Marvin’s headquarters in Warroad, Minn. this fall for an all-expenses-paid tour. They will also be featured on Marvin.com, along with promotion through Marvin’s media partners. Additionally, the winning architects’ projects will be detailed in the annual Architects Challenge coffee table book.
This summer, the general public will choose a 2016 Architects Challenge Showdown winner by popular vote online at Marvin.com/ArchitectsChallenge.
From June 6 to July 1, voters will have the chance to choose their favorite projects from all Architects Challenge entries – more than 170 projects. After the final votes are tallied, the Showdown winner will receive a trip to the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles, Calif. held in October.
To view more about the 2016 Architects Challenge winning projects, visit Marvin.com/ArchitectsChallenge.
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