Marvin Windows and Doors has announced the winners of its seventh annual Architects Challenge. The projects are designed by architects from all over the country, and all projects feature Marvin products.

“This is the first year that we have chosen to honor winning projects in various segments,” said Christine Marvin, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors, in a statement. “This year, the winners include everything from a lakeside mansion to a downtown commercial revival. Marvin’s products complement diverse design styles, given their flexibility, and this year’s winners showcase the depth and breadth of our products and how they can be integrated in a wide variety of architectural projects and styles. I am blown away by the projects submitted each year, and I can say that this year was no exception!”

The winners:

  • BEST IN SHOW: Healdsburg Residence in Healdsburg, Calif., designed by Nick Noyes of Nick Noyes Architecture.
  • BEST CONTEMPORARY: Russian River Studio in Forestville, Calif., designed by Cathy Schwabe of Cathy Schwabe Architects.
  • BEST TRANSITIONAL PROJECT: Minnetonka Masterpiece on Lake Minnetonka in Minn., designed by Mark Larson of Rehkamp Larson Architects.
  • BEST TRADITIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION: Green Hills Residence in Nashville, designed by Michael Ward and Tyler LeMarinel of Allard Ward Architects.
  • BEST REMODEL/ADDITION: Adirondack Camp in Indian Lake, N.Y., designed by Jacob Albert of Albert, Righter & Tittman Architects, Inc..
  • BEST COMMERCIAL: The Loretta Building in Fargo, N.D., designed by Lee Dobrinz of JLG Architects.
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Forest Hills Restoration in Newark, N.J., designed by Jennifer Palermo of Palermo Edwards Architecture
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Madeline Island Retreat on Madeline Island, Wis., designed by Christine Albertsson of Albertsson Hansen
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Chatham Gambrel in Cape Cod, Mass., designed by Patrick Ahearn Architect
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Great Camp Lake Retreat in Guntersville, Ala., designed by Paul Matheny of Matheny Goldmon

Winners of the 2015 Architects Challenge were chosen by a panel of architectural experts including Donald W. Powers, AIA, LEED AP, CNU, founding principal of Union Studio Architecture & Community Design; Adele Chang, AIA, principal at Lim Chang Rohling & Associates, Inc.; and Stephen Muse, FAIA, senior principal of Muse Architects. Winning projects were chosen based on architectural excellence, creative design and use of Marvin products.

“With over 150 projects entered into the Architects Challenge this year, choosing a winner wasn’t easy,” said  Chang in a statement. “As an architect, it is very rewarding to be able to see the care and detail that others in my field put into their projects. It was a tough choice at times, but we believe all the winners show the best of their genres.”

In addition to the judged projects, the public also participated in the 2015 Architects Challenge Showdown. Over several rounds, participants voted for their favorite project. The winner was The Villa Renewed in St. Paul, Minn. Mark Nelson of Davide Heide Design Studio served as the home’s architect, reviving an old duplex with modern amenities.

To learn more about the winning projects from the 2015 Architects Challenge, visit



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