Winners of 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge Dazzle

Utah Street Residence, Arlington, Va.

2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge winners Jon Hensley & Sunny Carroll — The architectural addition dramatically changed the residence by adding a contemporary light-filled expansive kitchen and entertaining space.

 

WARROAD, Minn. – Aug. 30, 2012 – From the sunlit slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the windswept Irish coast; from crisp modern designs to detailed classic styles; from small residential additions to grand institutional renovations — the full range of creativity made possible by Marvin is on display in this year’s winners of the 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge.

Marvin today announced nine winners in the fourth annual contest, which recognizes the best of architecture in the United States and beyond. Entries are judged on solution-driven design, classical beauty, innovative use of windows and sustainability.

“The combination of creativity and solution-driven design we see in the winning projects is breathtaking,” said Christine Marvin, marketing director for Marvin Windows and Doors. “In today’s architecture, windows and doors play an increasingly important role in structure, aesthetics and overall building performance. That’s why we’re so pleased to see the variety of ways in which high-quality Marvin products contributed to these winning designs.”

The winning projects include a northern lake home, an addition to an historic school building, an Atlantic coastal residence, a conversion of an Irish estate chapel into a residence, and more.

Energy efficiency is a crucial element in building today, and the winning Architect’s Challenge projects seamlessly fused efficiency and beauty. Several of the winners feature extensive window walls that simultaneously deliver superior energy efficiency and breathtaking views. One project won a LEED Platinum designation, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest level of “green building” performance.

A wide variety of Marvin products were used in the winning entries, including:

“We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to reviewing more amazing projects next year,” Marvin said. For more information on the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge, visithttp://www.marvin.com/window-door-ideas/mymarvin-project/architects-challenge/

Winners of the 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge include:

  • Donald Giambastiani , Solomon+Bauer+Giambastiani Architects, Watertown, Mass. Winning project: Family Retreat, Tyringham, Mass.
  • James Estes, Estes/Twombly Architects, Newport, R.I. Winning entry: Block Island House, Block Island, R.I.
  • Eric Gartner, SPG Architects, New York, N.Y. Winning project: Leicester House, Asheville, N.C.
  • Jon Hensley and Sunny Carroll, Jon Hensley Architecture, Arlington, Va. Winning project: Utah Street Residence, Arlington, Va.
  • Catherine M. Knight, AIA, Knight Architects, Princeton, N.J. Winning project: Neoclassical Residence, Princeton Borough, N.J.
  • Todd Hansen, Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Minneapolis, Minn. Winning project: North Woods Lake Home, Grand Rapids, Minn.
  • A.A. (Kacey) Jurgens, THA Architecture, Portland, Ore. Winning project: Russell T. Joy Building, University of Washington, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Patrick Lennon, County Wicklow, Ireland. Winning project: Tynte Park Lodge, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Paul Bedford, Keystone Associates, Binghamton, N.Y. Winning project: Worcester Central School District Addition and Renovations, Worcester, N.Y.
Family Retreat, Tyringham, Mass.

2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge winner Donald Giambastiani — Located in the valley of a remotely forested 500-acre site, this family retreat renovation retained the rustic character of the house and backdrop, which includes the remnants of a 19th century barn structure, while integrating additional spaces and improving the quality and comfort of the residence.

 

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