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Tenth annual Marvin Architects Challenge officially opens for submissions

February 5, 2018  By The Marvin Family of Brands

Feb. 5, 2018 – 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, 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 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.

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