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J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build
J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build designs homes that are "energy-intelligent." This means
using energy-efficient products and locally sourced materials.
"We believe it's the right thing to do," Boyd says. "We find that
our energy-intelligent homes consume 40 to 50 percent less energy than standard homes. They have a much longer shelf life."
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telligent." This means using energy-efficient products and locally
In addition, the company uses only spray foam insulation as
opposed to fiberglass. Spray foam is know for creating a powerful
airtight seal that has been shown to be 24 times less permeable to
air infiltration than fiberglass and other types of insulation. Also,
the company uses high- efficiency HVAC systems and energy-efficient windows.
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A Texas Tech University graduate, J. Bryant Boyd started his career
building barns and stables on his dad's horse ranch in north Texas. After high school, he began working in construction and then
moved to the oil fields of Oklahoma and west Texas.
"I fell into architecture," he says. "I thought I would be an engineer, but I became bored with that. Then one of my professors in
college suggested that I go into architecture. It was like someone
turned the light on. I found it fascinating."
J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build started in 1992 as an architectural firm that focused on residential projects in Austin. "We
built homes mostly for ourselves and close friends," Boyd says.
In 1997, Boyd moved his firm to Georgetown where he has
earned a reputation for creating sustainable, site-oriented, buildable and beautiful architecture that acknowledges historic precedent and embraces modern performance. In 2008, the company
became a full design/build firm after helping a number of builders
in the Georgetown area tackle projects.
Boyd's firm and his work have been recognized with local design awards and in several national design publications. One of the
firm's most famous projects was the restoration of a home built in
1919 in Georgetown. The company was recognized for this project in 2006 when it won the Southern Home Award presented by
Southern Living Magazine. )