On January 13, 2011, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects received 3 awards for wood design excellence in North America. The three awards received as as follows:
RON THOM– A prestigious award rarely granted by the Canadian Wood Council. The Ron Thom award is presented to an architect and their body of works that demonstrate outstanding creative talent and exemplary architectural design.
Received for: Ghost Campus, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Received for: Cliff House, Nova Scotia
Received for: Two Hulls House, Nova Scotia
Press release can be viewed at http://www.cwc.ca/documents/WDBuilding/Press_Release_December_2011.pdf
NOVA SCOTIAN ARCHITECT WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
The Halifax based architectural firm of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has just received both The American Institute of Architects Honor Award, and The Canadian Architect Award of Excellence. The firm continues to consistently put Nova Scotia architecture on the global map.
The American Institute of Architects Honor Award is the highest award given by the American Institute of Architects for building design. The award is given annually. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has received this prestigious recognition from their peers for the design of the ‘Shobac Campus’; a collection of buildings in Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. This is the second time that the firm has received this international award, and the fourth time it has been shortlisted. Very few Canadian architects have received this honour. The awards ceremony will take place in May in Washington, D.C. at the American Institute of Architects National Convention.
The Canadian Architect Award of Excellence is the top annual architecture award given in Canada for building design. The firm has received this peer recognition for the design of a private residence called ‘Two Hulls’, on the south shore of Nova Scotia. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects have received this national award eight times.
“We are delighted to have been recognized by our peers both nationally and internationally. This continued recognition will hopefully position our firm to design more public buildings in the Maritimes, where we choose to live and work.” says architect and Dalhousie professor Brian MacKay-Lyons.
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