2013 Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage

October 28th, 2013 § Comments Off on 2013 Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage § permalink

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects have just been awarded a 2013 Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage by the Heritage Foundation of Canada. Troop Barn was the project that was selected as the winner of this award. The presentation of Canada’s top heritage awards will take place at the National Gallery of Canada on November 1st. You can click here for more information about the awards.



Truro Library

October 28th, 2013 § Comments Off on Truro Library § permalink

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has been selected to design the new Colchester-East Hants Public Library which will breathe new life into the historic Normal College building in the heart of Truro, NS. The renovation and addition to Normal College will not only strengthen Truro’s civic and economic core, but put back into use a building with a rich history of education. Construction of the project will be led by L&R Construction Limited, with anticipated completion in 2015. Programming and design of the new facilities, in collaboration with the Librarians of Colchester-East Hants, is now underway.



1830 Chebogue Schoolhouse – CBC Radio Interview

October 24th, 2013 § Comments Off on 1830 Chebogue Schoolhouse – CBC Radio Interview § permalink

Brian MacKay-Lyons speaks to Don Connolly of CBC Radio’s Information Morning on October 24th, 2013 about the old 1830 Chebogue Schoolhouse he has salvaged and is in the process of moving and repurposing on his farm in Kingsburg, Lunenburg County. To download a MP3 of the interview you can click here. You can also stream the interview by clicking the play button below.




Nocturne: Art at Night 2013

October 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on Nocturne: Art at Night 2013 § permalink

On October 19th MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects participated in Halifax’s Nocturne: Art at Night 2013 installment. Visitors, warmed by hot cocoa and the thrill of the evening, created a community mural aimed to reflect ideas of space, the built environment, landscape, and dwelling. The result: a foray into nature, flying cats, UFO’s and yoga. Well done, Halifax!
The mural is open to the public Monday to Friday between 9 – 5 pm at our office on Gottingen Street.



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