January 16th, 2015 § Comments Off on CBC Information Morning Interview § permalink
Bob Murphy from CBC Information Morning interviewed Brian MacKay-Lyons during which they discuss the Ghost Conference, critical regionalist architecture, and the Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft & Community book being launched.
To download a MP3 of the interview you can click here. You can also stream the interview by clicking the play button below.
January 8th, 2015 § Comments Off on Local Architecture Hits Book Stores! § permalink
It has been three years since the Ideas in Things (Ghost 13) conference and now the book which documents this event and the work of this ‘school’ of architects is available. Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft & Community by Brian MacKay-Lyons and edited by Robert McCarter can be purchased online or in book stores internationally.
January 8th, 2015 § Comments Off on Brian MacKay-Lyons & His South Shore Utopia § permalink
allNovaScotia.com has recently published an article featuring Brian MacKay-Lyons and his South Shore community – shobac.
The article describes how shobac got started, how it has grown and evolved since the beginning, and outlines some current activities at the site including a new house being built and 2 lots being offered for sale.
To read the full article, please click here. Please note: you will need a subscription to access the full article.
December 3rd, 2014 § Comments Off on Bigwin Island Block 78 Design Competition Awarded to MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects § permalink
We are pleased to announce that MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects have been awarded the Bigwin Island Invited Design Competition.
In the spring of 2014 Bigwin Island Golf Club invited 6 Canadian Architectural firms to develop plans for 50 cabins to be built on the golf course. In October of 2014 these teams met to present their designs and MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects was selected to provide Architectural Design services for the project. Congratulations to all teams that were invited to participate in this competition; SuperKul (Toronto, Ontario), Taylor-Smyth Architects (Toronto, Ontario), Patkau Architects (Vancouver, British Columbia), MU Architecture (Montreal, Quebec), and Altius Architecture, Inc (Toronto, Ontario) and MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
Bigwin Island is an exclusive waterfront vacation home and golf course community located on Lake of Bays in Muskoka, Ontario cottage country.
September 4th, 2014 § Comments Off on Barton Myers at Dalhousie University § permalink
On May 21, 2014 renowned architect, Barton Myers, was recognized by Dalhousie University with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Law by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Barton studied architecture at Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at University of Toronto and UCLA, served as the Thomas Jefferson Professor at the University of Virginia, the Graham Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has earned many awards and honours for outstanding architectural design, including the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Gold Medal and the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter Gold Medal.
Barton is a longstanding friend of the firm and we are very happy to celebrate this honor with him. Click play below to see Barton Myers accept this prestigious degree and give a nod to the future architects graduating from Dalhousie University. Congratulations, Barton!
April 25th, 2014 § Comments Off on 2013 NSAA Awards § permalink
The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) has awarded its top honor, the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Excellence, to Lean-to House.Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects will be presented with the award by the Honorable Brigadier-General J.J. Grant, OMM, CD, ONS this summer.
April 9th, 2014 § Comments Off on Truro Library Update § permalink
Last Thursday night, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects unveiled the design for the new Colchester-East Hants Public Library to the residents of Truro. Preconstruction work on the Normal College is now underway with the new facility slated to open in 2015.
More on the design and public meeting via The Chronicle Herald is available here.