Calling All Architects: 10th Annual Marvin Architects Challenge Officially Opens for Submissions

 

New this year: Projects that use either Marvin or Integrity products are eligible; Best Historic category created

WARROAD, Minn., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marvin Family of Brands invites architects in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Israel to submit their work to the annual Marvin Architects Challenge, which honors outstanding residential and commercial design projects that demonstrate creativity and ingenuity. Architects can submit their entries to marvin.com/ArchitectsChallenge, which will be evaluated by an independent panel of esteemed architects, including Matt Kreilich, AIA, Takashi Yanai, FAIA and Jane Frederick, FAIA, ASID for a chance at national recognition and other rewards.

"At its core, Marvin Architects Challenge is about celebrating stunning, original projects designed at the hands of architects from across the world," said Dondi Kazukewicz, senior manager of brand communications at The Marvin Family of Brands. "We look forward to seeing new, ingenious uses of our windows and doors and the innovative works of architectural art that inspire us all."

This year for the first time, the competition has been expanded to include projects that use Integrity Windows and Doors products in combination with Marvin products or alone. The company is also expanding the number of categories eligible for prizes. The 2018 competition will recognize one outstanding design each in the following categories: Best Historic (new in 2018), Best Contemporary, Best Transitional, Best Traditional New Construction, Best Remodel/Addition and Best Commercial.

All winners will be invited to attend the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, to be held June 21-23 in New York City. Marvin will provide conference travel, lodging and registration for the winners. In addition, the winning architects will receive a VIP trip to Marvin's headquarters in Warroad, Minn. for an honors event with Marvin executives, earning AIA-CES credits during the visit. Winning projects will be featured on Marvin.com and extensively promoted. In addition, the winning projects and architects will be featured in Marvin's yearly Architects Challenge coffee table book, distributed to customers and industry partners.

Best in Show recognition will be awarded to a winning project from one of the Architects Challenge entry categories, and will be featured in Architectural Digest magazine and on the publication's website in up to two video features.

Entries will close April 30. For more information and to submit a project, visit marvin.com/ArchitectsChallenge.

About The Marvin Family of Brands
The Marvin Companies is a third- and fourth-generation family-owned and operated business, headquartered in Warroad, Minn., with more than 5,200 employees across 10 cities throughout the United States. The Marvin Family of Brands represents Marvin's fenestration portfolio, which includes Marvin Windows and Doors and its handcrafted wood and wood clad products that are made to order; Integrity Windows and Doors, which pioneered the fiberglass window category with the introduction of its patented Ultrex® fiberglass material; and Infinity Replacement Windows, which offers homeowners a premier line of Ultrex replacement windows with distinctive design. Marvin's product portfolio also includes TruStile Doors, the leading manufacturer of made-to-order architectural interior and exterior doors. Marvin and its Family of Brands are distributed nationally through a network of independent dealers and are also exported internationally. Visit Marvin.com and TruStile.com to learn more.

 

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