Marvin’s annual Architects Challenge is a competition designed to recognize architects who have used the company’s windows and doors in innovative ways in exceptional residential and commercial projects. As a result, the winning projects—this year chosen from among 220 entries from across North America—tend toward dramatic and spectacular expanses of glass in eye-popping projects.
This year’s winners are all that and more, and one of them is local: Dan Nepp, AIA, ID, NCARB, of TEA2 Architects in Minneapolis. Nepp and Tom Van De Weghe, TEA2's senior project manager, won recognition for best traditional new construction for a shingle-style home in Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. The main-level living area and the master suite above it were strategically placed on the lot to capture the beautiful lake views. French doors create the inviting side entry that beckons visitors from the street side of the site.
Inside, sunlight floods in, showcasing the windows and creating a modern experience in the timeless house. For an in-depth look at this home and its carefully conceived and executed design, see Midwest Home’s April/May cover story.