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Marvin Windows and Doors now accepting entries for fifth annual Marvin Architect’s Challenge


2013 challenge adds two new awards — People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice — in its effort to celebrate the best and brightest in residential and commercial architecture

WARROAD, Minn. — Feb. 26, 2013 Architects have an opportunity for their best work to compete on a global stage in the fifth annual Marvin Architect’s Challenge. Previous winners of Marvin Windows and Doors’ prestigious award program have come from Spain, Ireland and across the United States — with their work among the world’s finest.

The Architect’s Challenge is fast becoming one of the premier showcases in the architectural world. Winning projects in previous years have displayed the remarkable creativity of architects in styles both traditional and contemporary, in buildings both residential and commercial.

“Architect’s Challenge winners represent some of the most impressive work I’ve seen,” said Eric Gartner of SPG Architects, one of the 2012 Marvin Architect’s Challenge winners. “Winning the award really helps to differentiate us from others in the field because customers know we’re a cut above the rest.”

Marvin Windows and Doors is adding two new awards to this year’s challenge — the People’s Choice and the Judges’ Choice.

The People’s Choice award represents the most impressive architectural display of creative and solution-driven design. During the five rounds of voting, architects’ work will be put to the test as the public votes for its favorite project. The highest vote-getter will be crowned the People’s Choice and win a trip to Reinvention Convention held in San Francisco in October.

The Judges’ Choice award will honor the best in show, as selected by three judges. The winner of this award will have a two-page spread featured in the October issue of Dwell magazine.

All entries will be judged on how well they demonstrate solution-driven design, classical beauty, sustainability and innovative use of windows. William J. Devereaux Jr., Mark Scheurer, AIA, and David Furman, FAIA, will judge this year’s challenge.

“The Architect’s Challenge winners help show how architects are pushing creative boundaries and performance standards in our industry,” said Furman, a partner at Axiom Architecture. “To be named a winner shows the world that you are among the best in the business.”

Each winner will be featured on Marvin’s website and blog, in email newsletters, and on several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Additionally, each winner will be spotlighted in media and blog outreach.

Find complete entry information and contest rules at: