RAIC honours Brian MacKay-Lyons with 2015 Gold Medal

February 9th, 2015 § Comments Off on RAIC honours Brian MacKay-Lyons with 2015 Gold Medal § permalink

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada honours Brian MacKay-Lyons with 2015 Gold Medal for his significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture. Read the full RAIC press release here.



CBC Information Morning Interview

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.

Bigwin In The News

January 8th, 2015 § Comments Off on Bigwin In The News § permalink

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has been featured in The Chronicle Herald, in an article about the Bigwin Island Golf Club competition

“We were looking for cutting-edge designs from Canadian architects with a talent and passion for smaller houses and cottages,” -Chris Schmitt

To view the full article, please click here.

To view the full press release, please click here.

Local Architecture Book Launch!

January 8th, 2015 § Comments Off on Local Architecture Book Launch! § permalink

Join us in celebrating the launch of Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community 7 pm January 15th at the Dalhousie School of Architecture.

Local Architecture Hits Book Stores!

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.

See what others are saying about it:

World Architecture News
Architectural Digest
Archidose

Brian MacKay-Lyons & His South Shore Utopia

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.

Bigwin Island Block 78 Design Competition Awarded to MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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.

For more information, please visit www.mlsarchitects.ca and www.bigwinisland.com

To view the full press release, please click here.


Barton Myers at Dalhousie University

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!


2013 NSAA Awards

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.

The NSAA’s press release is available here.



2014 AZ Awards

April 11th, 2014 § Comments Off on 2014 AZ Awards § permalink

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Cliff House has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 AZ Awards People’s Choice Awards in the ARCHITECTURE – Residential Buildings category.

Voting is open from April 10th until May 2nd. To submit your vote you can click here.


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