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  • Block Island Tradition with a Twist

    2012 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winner James Estes was inspired by the simple, no frills architecture of Block Island’s early designs, this project celebrates the island’s tradition with a more lively twist. See more case studies and videos at The Marvin Architect’s Challenge has returned for its sixth year. This annual challenge is a chance for architects to show off their best work that displays architectural creativity and features Marvin Windows and Doors. See more winning projects at

  • 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

    Congratulations to the nine winners who were selected from the 79 entries! Two of the nine winning entries represent the A.W. Hastings territory of New England and Eastern, NY: Donald Giambastiani, Solomon+Bauer+Giambastiani Architects Inc. Watertown, MA – Family Retreat, Tyringham, MA Giambastiani designed the renovation of this New England farmhouse style family retreat located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts using natural building materials, such as local fieldstone and cedar shingles, to maintain the rustic character of the home and landscape. Marvin windows offered the style and scale needed to complement the building materials and bring light to the many