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Oct 4, 2018

LaCantina Announces Winners of 2018 Design Competition

Beinfield Architecture LaCantina Competition Best in Show

Beinfield Architecture won Best in Show in LaCantina's annual design competition. See the other winners below.

LaCantina Doors has announced seven winners of its 2018 annual Best of LaCantina competition.

The winners won in seven design categories, including Best in Show, Best Rural Residential, Best Suburban Residential, Best Urban Residential, Best Commercial, Best Compact, and Most Innovative. Judges made decisions based on architectural excellence, creativity, and the transformation of a space.

Beinfield Architecture LaCantina Competition best in show

Photo by Robert Benson Photography

Best in Show for 2018 went to Norwalk, Conn.-based Beinfield Architecture, for its design of an entire wall of operable glass made from LaCantina’s Multi Slide System. The windows take advantage of natural light and open up to views of the Long Island Sound.

“Beinfield Architecture did a remarkable job of incorporating the LaCantina philosophy of connecting indoor outdoor spaces,” notes Lee Maughan, general manager of LaCantina. “Creating walls of glass to maximize the space of such a unique structure is exactly the innovative thinking we look for when judging the Best of LaCantina competition.”

The Best in Show winner wins travel and lodging at AIANY’s Archtober festival this year.

See the remaining category winners below:


Craig McMahon LaCantina competition Best Rural Residential

Best Rural Residential: Craig McMahon Architects

Craig McMahon Architects took home this award for the second year in a row, this time for the Piebald Ranch project in Texas Hill Country. Two Pocket Sliding Door Systems measuring 10 feet tall by 20 feet wide connect the indoor and outdoor spaces.


Edward Ogosta Architecture LaCantina best suburban residential

Best Suburban Residential: Edward Ogosta Architecture

The firm’s Corner Pocket House features a folding glass door system by LaCantina to open up two ends of the common space, allowing for abundant natural light, cross-ventilation, and indoor/outdoor flow.

Rossington Architecture LaCantina Window design competition

Best Urban Residential: Rossington Architecture

The Dolores Street project opened up the home to a previously underutilized backyard with a Contemporary Clad Zero Post Corner Folding System from LaCantina.

Jeffrey Miller LaCantina Windows

Best Compact: Jeffery Miller

LaCantina’s Folding System was used to open the Guest Home project to a water feature and Pacific Ocean view.

Studio 222 LaCantina Windows design competition

Best Commercial: Studio 222 Architects

The firm used LaCantina Folding Doors in a Lou Malnati’s pizza restaurant in Chicago to allow for indoor/outdoor dining.

Dean Homes LaCantina window competition

Most Innovative: Dean Homes

The Washington home uses the Pocket Multi Slide System to showcase views of the Puget Sound area.