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Marvin Architects Challenge Showdown Competition

Marvin Windows and Doors Announces Architects Challenge Showdown


WARROAD, Minn. – June 6, 2016 – The 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge has opened a second phase of the annual competition: the Architects Challenge Showdown. In May, six architect-designed projects were announced as winners in their architectural segments, as chosen by a panel of industry experts. Now, Marvin is offering the general public the chance to choose the Showdown winner.

The Marvin Architects Challenge Showdown features all of the entries into the 2016 program, and every project is eligible to win. Four rounds of voting make up the Showdown:

  • June 6 – June 12: All projects entered in 2016
  • June 13 – June 19: The top 25 projects
  • June 20 – June 26: The top 10 projects
  • June 27 – July 1: The top 3 projects

During the voting period, the public is eligible to vote for one project per day at The Showdown winner will be announced the week of July 4.

“Earning the title of the Marvin Architects Challenge Showdown winner in 2015 was tremendously exciting for our firm,” said Mark Nelson of David Heide Design Studio in Minneapolis, Minn. “It was a great honor for us to be recognized by the public and for our work to be singled out from a field of outstanding projects.”

This year’s winning architect will receive a trip to the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held from October 5 to 6 in Los Angeles.

“The Showdown is a unique opportunity for the public to participate in the Marvin Architects Challenge, and also provides an opportunity for architects to leverage their networks in a friendly competition,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Corporate Strategy for The Marvin Family of Brands. “Marvin’s windows and doors are beloved for their performance, design flexibility and beauty. Each year we look forward to seeing how our design capability is interpreted by architects, and which Architects Challenge projects inspire votes from homeowners and industry professionals alike.”

Learn more about the 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge at


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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. Visit to learn more.