Great Accomplishments II: The 2010 myMarvin Architect Challenge

Architects: Catharine Fergus Garber, Daniel Garber, Fergus Garber Group, Palo Alto, CA   Careful blending of the homeowners’ preferences, a love of of Arts and Crafts homes and a strong desire for a quiet and refined 'California Craftsmen' resulted in a family home with wide porches, horizontal lines and great attention to detail.

Architects: Catharine Fergus Garber, Daniel Garber, Fergus Garber Group, Palo Alto, CA   Inside, the generous use of glass in Marvin windows and doors allows natural light to flood the home, providing brightness and exuberance.

Architect: Kent Chilcott, Kent Chilcott Studio, Santa Rosa, California   This modest, 1600 square foot residence caught the judges' attention. They labeled the project Best in Show. Just as the home floats above its California hillside site, the bowed roof form floats above the open and spacious interiors.

Architect: Kent Chilcott, Kent Chilcott Studio, Santa Rosa, California   Marvin clad patio doors, casements, awnings and custom curved-head fixed windows allow for floor to ceiling fenestration, with glass that is seamlessly set in to the exposed wood ceiling.

Architect: Jacob Albert, Albert, Righter & Tittmann, Boston, MA   Local Shingle Style traditions informed this New York seaside vacation retreat. Lighthearted and picturesque, elements like the round tower, gently flared gambrel roof, and strong, continuous eave line combine to provide rhythm, interest and timeless beauty.

Architect: Jacob Albert, Albert, Righter & Tittmann, Boston, MA   Large Marvin windows and French doors on the seaside elevation make the most of the ocean view. Dramatic repetition of pointed dormers pairs Marvin double hung windows on an angle to better capture the sweeping views to the water.

Architect: Alexander Seidel FAIA, San Francisco, CA   Originally built as a single family house, the structure had devolved into five poorly subdivided apartments by the 1960's. City code didn’t allow for a return to single family usage, so the redesign cleverly configured three units that could be joined into one large home or inhabited individually.

Architect: Alexander Seidel FAIA, San Francisco, CA   Antiquated counterweighted single glazed windows were replaced with weathertight, double glazed and coated Marvin clad Ultimate Double Hung, Insert and Fixed windows and French doors, for improved occupant comfort and slashed energy usage.

Architect: Frank Riepe, Building Arts, Sudbury, MA   The owner of this unique New Hampshire home wanted to acknowledge the classical traditions favored by her architect grandfather, but with a distinctly contemporary feel. Reipe looked to early New England architecture, Shaker meeting houses and rural Italian churches for inspiration.

Architect: Frank Riepe, Building Arts, Sudbury, MA   Thick walls and the large 4' x 8' Marvin Ultimate Double-Hungs were part of a calculated overscaling in this modest house, in order to evoke the early American sensibilities of simplicity, spareness and directness.

Architect: Jay Cooperson, Cooperson Associates, Wilmington, DE   The Smyrna Opera House was constructed in 1867, expanded in 1878, and partially destroyed by fire in 1948. It stood vacant for many years. Re-creation of the theater and balcony plus adaptive reuse enhancements were designed to pay homage to the building’s origins as well as accommodate contemporary needs.

Architect: Jay Cooperson, Cooperson Associates, Wilmington, DE   Marvin fabricated Clad Custom Ultimate Double Hung Round Tops to replicate the original windows. The re-creation of the third floor and its windows was based on a few old photographs.

Architects: Christine Albertsson, Todd Hansen, Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN   Homeowners with a growing family needed to expand their 1,100 s.f. house.Architects added to the existing house in ways that increased privacy but still allowed access to the park and creek below.The addition design brings together the elements of a small, New England saltbox with the red board and batten siding of a Swedish Stuga.

Architects: Christine Albertsson, Todd Hansen, Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd., Minneapolis, MN   The large scale and fine detailing of Marvin double-hung windows echo the tradition of the large, low-set double-hung windows that originally existed in the house. Windows, used around corners on all three levels, provide wonderful views of the creek valley.

Architect: Susan Richards Johnson, Susan Richards Johnson & Associates, Inc., Kansas City, MO   New Marvin windows and entry door bring balance and a natural rhythm to the building's façade. This historic property had only a few original wood windows intact, the entry door was completely missing, and moisture infiltration had caused considerable damage.

Architect: Susan Richards Johnson, Susan Richards Johnson & Associates, Inc., Kansas City, MO   A system of built-up Marvin aluminum stock mouldings at the main entry re-created the proportion and complexity of the door opening which originally was built with limestone and decorative glazed terra cotta.

Architect: Jeff Stetter, Gossens Bachman Architects, Montpelier, VT   Diverse materials and design elements are arranged to create an open, informal, comfortable wooded retreat. The assortment of windows facing every direction captures light and mountain forest views.

Architect: Jeff Stetter, Gossens Bachman Architects, Montpelier, VT   Marvin’s High-R Tripane glazing contributes to the thermal efficiency of this building.

Architect: John Tittmann, Albert, Righter & Tittmann, Boston, MA   This farm villa synthesizes the modest, local farmhouse vernacular with the traditional Neoclassical European villa. While elegant detailing and proportions recall local and distant historic precedents, a contemporary, minimalist spirit infuses the interior.

Architect: John Tittmann, Albert, Righter & Tittmann, Boston, MA   Marvin clad Magnum Tilt/Turns, Ultimate Double Hungs, and Ultimate Inswing French Doors with simulated divided lites provided the scale and proportion the design demanded, and contributed to Energy Star qualification and 15% less energy consumption than that prescribed by code.

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