Mies Crown Hall America’s Prize

April 1st, 2014 § Comments Off on Mies Crown Hall America’s Prize § permalink

Two Hulls House has recently been nominated for the inaugural edition of the Mies Crown Hall America’s Prize (MCHAP).

RAIC Firm Award

March 18th, 2014 § Comments Off on RAIC Firm Award § permalink

Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has been selected for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Firm Award. The award recognizes the achievements of the firm for its quality of architecture, its service to its clients, its innovations in practice, contributions to architectural education and professional institutions and associations, as well as public recognition.

We are very honoured to have our work recognized by the institute and will continue to explore architecture with childlike curiosity.

More information about this award and the RAIC’s press release is available here.



Two Hulls in Awards

March 6th, 2014 § Comments Off on Two Hulls in Awards § permalink

After three weeks of public voting, Two Hulls House has been selected as the winner of the A+ Award in the Single Family Home 1,000-3,000 sq. ft category. More pictures of Two Hulls House can be viewed on its project page.


Modern Architecture – CBC Radio Interview

February 28th, 2014 § Comments Off on Modern Architecture – CBC Radio Interview § permalink

Brian MacKay-Lyons speaks to Norma Lee MacLeod of CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon on February 26th, 2014 about Modern architecture in the Maritimes. To download a MP3 of the interview you can click here. You can also stream the interview by clicking the play button below.

Chebogue Schoolhouse Re-construction Update

February 5th, 2014 § Comments Off on Chebogue Schoolhouse Re-construction Update § permalink

Re-construction of the historic Chebogue Schoolhouse continues at the Ghost Campus. The original 1830’s windows, sills, among many other architectural trims have been carefully restored and re-installed, and the exterior is expected to be complete this week – More updates to come!



Archdaily Building of the Year Awards 2014

January 28th, 2014 § Comments Off on Archdaily Building of the Year Awards 2014 § permalink

Two Hulls House has been shortlisted for Archdaily’s annual Building of the Year Award in the House category. More pictures of Two Hulls House can be viewed on its project page.

Voting continues until January 30th. You can vote for Two Hulls House by clicking here.


Schoolhouse Raising

November 20th, 2013 § Comments Off on Schoolhouse Raising § permalink

In mid-November 2013, friends and students gathered at Shobac in Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia to help raise the 1830 Chebogue schoolhouse which has been moved, adapted, and repurposed on the farm of Brian MacKay-Lyons. Similar to a traditional “barnraising,” this was a joining of community with a clear goal in mind. Some photos and a time-lapse video of the raising can be seen below. Be sure to check back for more updates on the Chebogue schoolhouse as the progress continues.



Shobac Cottages Video

November 7th, 2013 § Comments Off on Shobac Cottages Video § permalink

An aerial video showcasing Shobac Cottages in Kingsburg, NS has been developed in co-operation with Proptonics. This video highlights the landscape, cottages, studio, and surrounding buildings designed by owner and architect Brian MacKay-Lyons. You can watch the video by clicking here.. Thanks to Ian MacKinnon for providing the music. If you would like to get more information about rentals, please click here.

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.



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