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Oceanfront Cottage

Marvin Windows and Doors Accepting Entries for Annual Design Awards

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WARROAD, Minn. –  Marvin® Windows and Doors is now accepting submissions for its annual design contest: the Architects Challenge.

Marvin’s Architects Challenge, now in its seventh year, honors projects that represent the best in architectural design and use Marvin windows and doors. Open to commercial and residential architects, the competition is judged by a panel of distinguished architects. This year, for the first time, the Architects Challenge will feature winners in six different categories: Contemporary, Transitional/Eclectic, Traditional, Remodel/Addition, Commercial and an overall Best in Show.

Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin, said, “The Architects Challenge demonstrates amazing architectural design featuring Marvin windows and doors. Every year, we are blown away by the high caliber of projects that are submitted to the program, and we know that this year will be no exception. I am especially excited to add a new element to the Architects Challenge in 2015 — recognition of projects in specific design categories. The Marvin product line offers design flexibility with its breadth and depth of tailored products and design options, and this year, you’ll see how architects partner with us to accomplish stunning structures that maximize daylight with large doors and expanses of glass, bring contemporary design life to a project vision, replicate historic windows in a traditional design, and satisfy coastal performance requirements without compromising size, scale and beauty.”

As in previous years, the public will also have a chance to help choose one winner in the Architects Challenge Showdown. Every Architects Challenge entry will be included in the Showdown, where the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite project.

Juried winners of the Architects Challenge will receive a VIP winners’ trip to Minneapolis and Marvin’s headquarters of Warroad, Minn., including AIA-CES credits. The project named “Best in Show” will receive an advertorial in Architectural Digestmagazine, as well their project featured in two videos created by Architectural Digest. Additionally, the Showdown winner will receive an expense-paid trip to Greenbuild in Washington, D.C.

The Architects Challenge will close for submission on May 8, 2015. The Showdown runs June 1 to July 12, with the winner being announced July 15. Juried Architect Challenge winners are announced August 3.

Architects interested in entering their projects can do so at www.marvinwindows.com/architectschallenge.

About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.

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The Oceanfront Cottage in Maine, one of 2014′s Architects Challenge winners