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Casey Key Bay House, a 2013 Architect's Challenge winner

Marvin Windows and Doors announces the winners of the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge, demonstrating exceptional architecture from across the United States and beyond


This year’s winners include a special honor for the winner of the first-ever Architect’s Challenge Showdown, a public vote to determine “the people’s choice”

Warroad, Minn. – Sept. 3, 2013 – From the sunny mountains in Colorado to the quiet streets of central England, from bold modern designs to classic seaside retreats, the winners in the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge demonstrate remarkable creativity and design in architecture.

Marvin Windows and Doors is proud to announce the 10 winners of the fifth annual contest, which recognizes exceptional architecture from the United States and beyond. Entries are judged on solution-driven design, classical beauty, sustainability and innovative use of windows. This year’s competition adds a new feature – the first-ever Architect’s Challenge Showdown, a head-to-head competition that put all of the 150 submissions up for a public vote to determine “the people’s choice.”

The winners of the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge are:

  • Folly Farm, Boulder, Colo.: Dale Hubbard (Surround Architecture, Boulder, Colo.)
  • Casey Key Bay House, Casey Key, Fla.: Jerry Sparkman (Sweet Sparkman Architects, Sarasota, Fla.)
  • Piedmont Residence, Western North Carolina: Rob Carlton (Carlton Architecture, Asheville, N.C.)
  • Marquette Park Pavilion Restoration, Gary, Ind.: Bill Latoza (BauerLatoza Studio, Burns Harbor, Ind.)
  • The LenFest Management and Preserve Center at ChesLen Preserve, Coatesville, Pa.: Daniel Russoniello (Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., West Chester, Pa.)
  • Batts Hall, Warwickshire, United Kingdom: Simon Janes (Janes Architectural, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom), Hugh Petters, (Adam Architecture, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom)
  • Santa Rita Cottage, Palo Alto, Calif.: Heather Young (Fergus Garber Young Architects, Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • Bragg Hill, West Chester, Pa.: Matthew Moger (Moger Mehrhof Architects, Wayne, Pa.)
  • Lyme Guest House, Lyme, Conn.: David Mansfield (David Mansfield Architecture & Design, New York, N.Y.)
  • Vermont Mountain House, Stowe, Vt.: Marcus Gleysteen, Robyn Gentile (Marcus Gleysteen Associates, Boston, Mass.)

The judges of the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge are William J. Devereaux Jr., president of Devereaux & Associates; Mark Scheurer, AIA, founding principal of Mark Scheurer Architect Inc.; and David Furman, FAIA, partner at Axiom Architecture.

After nearly 140,000 votes were cast, David Hart of the HL Turner Group in Concord, New Hampshire, was crowned the winner of the first annual Architect’s Challenge Showdown. Hart’s Rose Cottage Project, in a rural neighborhood in Concord, is a multi-generational, aging-in-place house that demonstrates how a zero net energy, sustainable residence can be built within a reasonable budget.

“Whether a faithful historic restoration or a completely original creation, these architects show what’s possible with inspiration and a focus on quality,” said Christine Marvin, marketing director for Marvin Windows and Doors. “I’m proud to show off projects of this caliber, which represent the range of styles and situations for which Marvin can help an architect knock it out of the park.”

For more information on the Marvin Architect’s Challenge and to see photos of the winning projects, visit