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.
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.
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.
September 9th, 2013 § Comments Off on The Village Architect § permalink
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has now designed dozens of buildings on Nova Scotia’s Kingsburg peninsula. Some stand out while others like Muir/Craig Cottage blend seamlessly into the vernacular landscape. Here are a few new photos, and more can be seen by clicking the Muir/Craig Cottage link above or going to our Portfolio.
August 30th, 2013 § Comments Off on Architect for Life § permalink
The house on the Nova Scotia coast, House 22 was constructed and completed in 1998. In 2009 the Spa
was added, and in 2013 all of the original interiors have been updated in clear white ash millwork. Here are a few new photos, and more can be seen by clicking the House 22 link above or going to our Portfolio.
August 6th, 2013 § Comments Off on Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards Received § permalink
The Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards for 2012 were awarded on July 23rd, 2013. Sliding House and Sunset Rock House both received an NSAA Award of Merit. Pictured above (from left to right) is Brian MacKay-Lyons, Honourable Brigadier-General J. J. Grant, and Project Architects Peter Broughton and Matt Malone.
July 10th, 2013 § Comments Off on Upcoming Lectures for Brian MacKay-Lyons § permalink
The following is a list of upcoming lectures for Brian MacKay-Lyons, make sure to check back for any updates:
• National Summit Council for Canadian Urbanism, Halifax, September 29th 2013
• Residential Architect, San Francisco, October 11th 2013
• Design Council of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, October 21st-22nd 2013
• Fay Jones School of Architecture, Arkansas, October 28th 2013
• Lecture in Marfa,Texas, Novemeber 14th 2013
• AIA Virginia, Virginia, November 2014
• Rural Studio, Alabama, February 13th-14th 2014
• University of Colorado, Colorado, Spring 2014
July 10th, 2013 § Comments Off on Brian MacKay-Lyons on the Lecture Circuit (2012) § permalink
2012 Lectures by Brian MacKay-Lyons include:
• AIA Dallas, October
• Exploring Specifics, University of Lund, Sweden, September
• Concordia University, Montreal, April
• AIA Baltimore, April
• HOME New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, February
• HOME New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, February
• Texas Tech, February
• Texas Society of Architects Design Conference, Midland, Texas, February
June 18th, 2013 § Comments Off on MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Awarded Two Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards § permalink
The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) have recently awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards for 2012, and MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects have been honored with two awards. Sliding House and Sunset Rock House both received an NSAA Award of Merit, and the Honourable Brigadier-General J. J. Grant, OMM, CD, ONS, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia will present the Lieutenant Governor Design Awards later this summer.
May 14th, 2013 § Comments Off on Talbot Sweetapple Appointed Faculty Position § permalink
Talbot Sweetapple has been appointed to a new faculty position at Dalhousie University, where he has previously served as an Adjunct Professor for many years. Talbot has now been given the position of Professor of Practice at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Architecture.
To see a full profile for Talbot, you can click here.