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Hauser’s Architecture Firm Receives Design for Excellence Award

In.Site: Architecture, Assistant Professor of Art Rick Hauser's architecture firm, has just received the 2004 Design for Excellence Award from the Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Merit Award was one of only five given this year to architects out of over 40 entries received. An independent jury in Cleveland reviewed all submissions and made the selections.

Hauser's recognition was for the design of the recently completed Lasher Road House outside of Auburn, N.Y., which Hauser describes as a “path back to nature.” The dwelling's palette includes salvaged timber structure, floors of concrete and bamboo, recycled chalkboard slate counters, and translucent polycarbonate roofing.

The house has been nationally published in Residential Architect magazine and was on the cover of Rochester's City Newspaper for their 2004 Home Design issue. I.S:A also has a passive home outside Naples, N.Y., slated for completion in 2005. It is designed on a radial plan, incorporating geothermal heating and cooling, and a “green” roof of planted sedum.

For more information on any of I.S:A's projects, visit the firm's Web site at