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Quebec home wins 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge

May 26, 2016
by Canadian Architect

 Malcolm Wildeboer's Wedge House. Photo courtesy of Marvin Windows and Doors.

Malcolm Wildeboer’s Wedge House. Photo courtesy of Marvin Windows and Doors.

Malcolm Wildeboer of Vandenberg & Wildeboer Architects takes top prize for Best In Show project

Marvin Windows and Doors has announced the winners of its eighth annual Architects Challenge competition, including a Pontiac, QC residence by architect Malcolm Wildeboer of Vandenberg & Wildeboer Architects in Ontario. The project, Wedge House, was awarded top prize in the competition’s Best In Show category.

Five additional architect-designed projects from across the country were awarded in the following categories: Best Remodel/Addition, Best Contemporary, Best Transitional/Eclectic, Best Traditional New Construction and Best Commercial. Winners were announced at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Philadelphia.

Winners of the 2016 Architects Challenge were chosen by a panel of experts, including:

  • Manny Gonzales, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CAASH of KTGY
  • Ted Flato, FAIA of Lake | Flato
  • Robert M. Gurney, FAIA of Robert Gurney Architect

Winning projects were judged on architectural excellence, creative design and use of Marvin window and door products.

In his challenge submission, Wildeboer shared that the Wedge House is beautifully situated, with a quarter-mile approach that winds through a towering stand of century pines to a scenic shoreline. The 4,000-square-foot vacation home embraces a comfortable balance between shelter and exposure on the edge of the Ottawa River. Floor-to-soffit Marvin windows evoke a bold but delicate transparency, like a tent screen.

Additionally, the Wedge House is also eligible to win the Marvin Architects Challenge Showdown competition. The general public will choose a Showdown winner by popular vote beginning June 6 online at Through multiple rounds until July 1, voters will have the chance to choose their favourite projects from all 2016 Architects Challenge entries.

To view the 2016 Architects Challenge winning projects, visit

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