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David Lennon Wins the International Marvin Architect Challenge

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012

David Lennon, a Director of Project Architects with offices in Dublin and Cork, has been chosen as the only Irish winner in the Marvin Architect Challenge 2012.  Only nine prizes were awarded in this international competition, which premiated best-practice exemplars of solution-driven design, innovation and sustainability, each featuring Marvin windows and doors.  David Lennon’s award-winning project was Tynte Park Lodge in Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, which was constructed between 1810 and 1820 as a school for the estate workers’ children and as a private chapel for the Tynte Family. The original property was first converted as a residence in the mid-1970s and recently renovated and extended by David Lennon. The installation of Marvin Windows and Doors frames stunning views of an exceptionally planted garden and to the landscape beyond of the Tynte Park House estate.

As part of his Marvin award, David Lennon was invited to Minneapolis and to the Marvin Headquarters in Warroad, Minnesota, a trip he described as a “great experience and opportunity to see some outstanding early 20th century American architecture including the Praire School style Purcell Cutts House by William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie, the James J Hill House as well as the 1910 Lakewood Memorial Chapel.  Judging the awards were the distinguished American architects William J. Devereaux (jr.), Mark Scheurer and David Furman, Axiom Architecture.
Ger and Ann Mooney from Marvin Architectural in Ireland were delighted about their first Irish winner in this prestigious international design challenge and recently celebrated the award with architect David Lennon, client Lara Andrews and colleagues from Marvin.


More information about the competition can be found on the Marvin US website

(Pictured below are: Tommy Hayes (Marvin), Sandra O'Connell (Architecture Ireland), Gary Doyle (Marvin),  Ann Mooney (Marvin), Lara Andrews (Client), David Lennon (MRIAI, Architect),  John Fowler (Marvin) and Ger Mooney (Marvin).

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