Thoughtful, artful use of windows and doors can mean the difference between a so-so building and one that inspires and captures the imagination. The 10 projects recently selected for awards in Marvin Windows and Doors' 2010 myMarvin Architect's Challenge each use fenestration to great effect, creating welcoming exteriors and interiors of beauty, warmth, and delight. The annual competition recognizes the exceptional design and execution of projects that use the company's products.
The winners were chosen by a jury of noted architects: Carson Looney, FAIA, Looney Ricks Kiss, Memphis, Tenn.; William Kreager, FAIA, Mithun, Seattle; and Mark McInturff, FAIA, McInturff Architects, Bethesda, Md.
The 2010 winning projects in the myMarvin Architect's Challenge are:
- Vermont Farm Villa, by John B. Tittmann, AIA, Albert, Righter & Tittmann, Boston
- M&D Residence, Santa Rosa, Calif., by Kent Chilcott, Assoc. AIA, Kent Chilcott Studio, Santa Rosa
- Family Home, Palo Alto, Calif., by Catharine Fergus Garber, AIA, and Daniel Garber, AIA, Fergus Garber Group, Palo Alto
- Vacation Home, Pomfret, Vt., by Jeff Stetter, AIA, Gossens Bachman Architects, Montpelier, Vt.
- Smyrna Opera House, Smyrna, Del., by Jay N. Cooperson, AIA, Cooperson Associates, Wilmington, Del.
- Quick Residence, Jaffrey, N.H., by Frank W. Riepe, AIA, Building Arts, Sudbury, Mass.
- Island House, New York, by Jacob D. Albert, AIA, Albert, Righter & Tittmann, Boston
- City Market Restoration, Kansas City, Mo., by Susan Richards Johnson, AIA, Susan Richards Johnson & Associates, Kansas City
- Victorian Conversion, San Francisco, by Alexander Seidel, FAIA, Seidel Architects, San Francisco
- Minnehaha Creek Addition, Minneapolis, by Todd Hansen, AIA, and Christine Albertsson, AIA, Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Minneapolis
Launch the playlist for more details about each winning project.