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Statesboro home recognized by brick industry
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The Statesboro home in Loch Haven is shown. - photo by Special
     Four Georgia-based architectural design firms and their building partners were recognized for outstanding skill and creativity in designing with brick at the AIA Georgia Design and Honor Awards Gala Celebration last month.
      The event was held during the AIA Georgia Architecture 2008: Changing Practice, Changing Communities design conference at the Georgia International Convention Center.
      The awards, conducted and co-sponsored by The Brick Industry, Southeast Region, recognize and honor design achievements by Georgia-based architectural firms.
      The 2008 Brick Design Awards winners are:
The President's Award
     Project - Loch Haven, private residence, Statesboro
     Architectural Firm - Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C., Savannah, Ga.
     Brick Manufacturer - Boral Bricks, Inc
      The owners of the residence are a husband and wife who decided, after many years of travel, that they would like to settle in a home that was both sustainable and comfortable.
      One of the strategies in creating this sustainable design was to use local materials. The house, located in Statesboro, is primarily built out of red clay brick and lumber, both of which are in abundance in Georgia.
Choosing local brick reduced the carbon footprint of the home because materials were readily available and in close proximity.
      The owners liked the fact that brick is an extremely durable and low maintenance material. Georgia has a strong brick heritage that dates back to the early nineteenth century, and brick has rapidly become the material of choice for constructing long-lasting buildings. This sentiment is echoed throughout the design of this residence.