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Last week, Marvin Windows and Doors announced the nine winners of the 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge, which honors the best in architecture in the U.S. and beyond. Once again, this year’s winners are diverse in style and location, but each has been selected for their solution-driven design, classical beauty, innovative use of windows and sustainability. The […]

Our second 2012 Red Diamond Achiever, the Rebel Valley Project, is an extensive remodel of a 1974 contemporary home by Atlanta-based Pinnacle Custom Builders. Located in Vinings, Ga., the project was led by Robert Soens Jr. and  includes the addition of a new building envelope with a rain-screen siding, a completely remodeled kitchen and window-and-door […]

How many of you are watching the Olympics? We all pay attention to the athletes and their amazing feats of skill and determination, but there’s another Olympic marvel to wonder over: the facilities. When you think about it, it’s amazing that countries will build countless structures for a very limited-time use. What happens to them […]

Eight-hundred square feet hardly screams spacious, but that’s all the architect Joan Heaton had to work with when she teamed with her builder husband for their Vermont cabin in the Green Mountains. Working with a limited existing footprint, the couple yearned to create a mountain getaway that could sleep six people while maintaining an open […]

Case Study: The Manor Garden

April 24th, 2012

Here’s a cool project we wanted to show you. It not only features Integrity, but also our sister brand Marvin Windows and Doors. The Manor Garden, a newly constructed, multi-family residential building designed by Anthony Vandermark Jr. and Frank Minervini of Minervini Vandermark Architecture, successfully blends modern building methods and materials into its neighborhood’s historical context. […]

Austin, Texas, isn’t just known for the University of Texas, the South by Southwest music festival and barbecue. Summers in Austin are hot — blazing hot. That’s why when architect David Webber of Webber + Studio, Inc. recently renovated and added on to a small Austin home, he included windows from Integrity. Watch the case study […]

According to, new urbanism ”promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities.” Perhaps no one has championed the benefits of New Urbanist construction like architect Sarah Susanka, author of the best-selling […]

Eager homeowners are nothing new when it comes to remodeling projects. However, Loudon County, Va., resident Peter Burnett took that typical enthusiasm to a new level when his home burned down in 2009. Amy Albert, senior editor at Builder Magazine, published a story on Tuesday about a homeowner who saw his misfortune as a great […]

Today we have the pleasure of sharing with you a winning project from the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge – a beautiful home used Integrity products to enhance the beauty and function of the home’s design. Jesse Thompson of Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, Maine, designed a beautiful “Contemporary Outpost” in Sweden, Maine. On a quest to bring a little bit […]

Pratt Homes was established in 1973 and has established itself as a leader in the Twin Cities building community. Its reputation is well deserved, as competitors will tell you, but Lowell Pratt doesn’t believe in resting on his laurels. Pratt Homes is dedicated to providing the best homes possible to clients, and diligently works to […]

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