In collaboration with Dwell Magazine, Andersen invites architects to submit entries for its third annual Bright Ideas Design Awards. The contest recognizes outstanding architectural projects showcasing fenestration in transformational design with exceptional, solar-oriented configurations.
“Bright Ideas was launched to celebrate the work of architects who ingrain natural light into the ethos of their design. While daylight creates an awe-inspiring aesthetic, it also works to improve our daily lives by creating healthier homes and increased connectivity to the outdoors,” said Tosha Di Iorio, senior manager segment marketing, architecture and design at Andersen. “The science of daylighting goes beyond creating as much natural light as possible and demands a balance of window size, spacing and glass selections with solar heat gain. We are proud to celebrate the efforts of these talented architects who design with intention and maximize occupant wellbeing.”
The 2023 awards will recognize new, completed residential work submitted in two categories: single family and multifamily, as well as an unbuilt category for architecture students. There will be one winner and one runner-up in each category alongside an honorable mention for the student category.
“To mark our third annual Bright Ideas Design Contest, we are thrilled to include an unbuilt category for architecture students,” said Brandon Berg, senior vice president of research, development and innovation at Andersen Corporation, and member of the Bright Ideas Design Awards judging panel. “These talented individuals will shape design for generations to come. Their future-focused mindset inspires us to continue to develop different and better products and solutions that create better experiences for everyone.”
Winners and runner-ups will be determined by an esteemed panel of judges:
- Brandon Berg, Senior Vice President of Research, Development and Innovation at Andersen Corporation
- William Hanley, Editor-in-Chief of Dwell
- Jesús Edmundo Robles, Jr, Dust Architects
- Talitha Liu and Lexi Tsien, Soft-Firm
- Estelle Bailey-Babenzien, Dream Awake