From a classic rural farmhouse in Maine to an ultra-contemporary mountain home in Oregon, the winners in this year's myMarvin Architect's Challenge vary widely in design.
What they have in common is beauty, creativity and sustainability - as well as windows and doors from Marvin, the nation's leader in made to order wood and clad wood windows and doors.
This year, for the first time, the judges also honored an international entrant: La Reserva Villa, a majestic, four-story villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Sotogrande, Spain.
"These winning projects are an inspiring display of architecture," said Brett Boyum, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors. "Whether a faithful historic restoration or a completely original creation, these architects show what's possible with inspiration and a focus on quality."
This year's judging panel includes acclaimed architects Carson Looney, FAIA, of Looney Ricks Kiss, Memphis, Tenn.; William Kreager, FAIA, of Mithun, Seattle; and Mark McInturff, FAIA, of McInturff Architects, Bethesda, Md.
A complete 2011 Architect's Challenge winning case studies are available at http://pros.marvin.com/window-door-ideas/architects-challenge/