Marvin Architect’s Challenge Inspires!

Posted: April 17, 2013

When I was asked to blog about the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge, I was very excited!  Being new to the Marvin brand team, I’m continually learning and discovering how our brand relates to consumers and our partners.  This challenge in particular, is a way to reach out to architects and celebrate their work on projects that help us slow down, look around and take in the view.

As I looked to last year’s winners from our region, James Estes and Donald Giambastiani, I was struck by how their projects were designed – with the same intention to heighten the experience with nature in a wondrous way.  Both architects were able to create a place with the ability to resonate with us on a deeper level. They provide us with a sense of connectivity and coherence, and we can recognize the significant role Marvin played, as conduit, to help achieve that sense through the beauty, quality craftsmanship and design flexibility of its windows and doors.

Architects continually provide us with a gift of a new pair of eyes so that we can see the world differently.  And for Marvin, there is no greater honor but to have our products be part of that.  That’s why the challenge is so important.  It’s a great way to have ideas and ideals that help shape our communities be showcased and recognized.

Now in its 5th year, the 2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge is seeking designs, both residential and commercial, featuring Marvin windows and doors.  Entering the challenge is easy and the benefits are countless.  This year, along with the traditional panel of judges portion, there is a special “Showdown” component; where designs will be judged by the public.  In the past, winners have enjoyed the rewards of recognition and greater marketing exposure.  Also, the promise of exciting new challenges and opportunities cannot be ignored, either.

So if you are an architect take the challenge and enter your project!  Submit your best by MAY 1, 2013.  Entering is easy – visit to learn more.

-Marichu Vanasse
Marvin Brand Manager