May 10th, 2013 § Comments Off on MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Win Residential Architect Design Award § permalink
Winners of the 2013 Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) were recently announced in April 2013. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects were awarded the Merit Award in the Custom Home (3,000 sq ft or less) category for our Sliding House project. The winning projects will be published in the May/June 2013 issue of Residential Architect Magazine, and also on their website at www.residentialarchitect.com. All of the RADA winners will also be honored at the upcoming AIA National Convention and Expo, which will be held in Denver from June 20-22.
To see the press release announcing the award winners, you can click here.
May 9th, 2013 § Comments Off on Shobac Cottages Featured in Air Canada enRoute Magazine § permalink
Shobac Cottages in Kingsburg, NS has recently been featured in the May 2013 issue of Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine. Four chefs from different parts of Atlantic Canada gathered at the property of Brian MacKay-Lyons to enjoy some beautiful architecture, scenery, and of course some delicious “new-wave coastal cuisine”. The cover page of the magazine has an amazing picture of one of the chefs perched upon a wooden tower built as part of a Ghost lab, and overlooking the wonderful Nova Scotia coastline. The article titled “Fisherman’s Friends” also has no short of great photography, and even has some recipes.
To view the cover page and read the entire magazine, you can click here.
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April 26th, 2013 § Comments Off on Brian MacKay-Lyons speaking at RAIC Festival of Architecture 2013 § permalink
Brian MacKay-Lyons will be the Opening Reception Keynote Speaker at the RAIC Festival of Architecture 2013 here in Halifax. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, between 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Brian will be giving his public lecture at approximately 7:00 PM that night.
To get more information about the RAIC Festival of Architecture, or see a full schedule please click here.
March 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects receives Governor General’s Medal in Architecture. § permalink
Brian MacKay-Lyons accepted the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture on behalf of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects for Cliff House. The medal was presented on February 1st, 2013 at Rideau Hall, by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Our firm has now won 6 Governor General Medals.
Please click here to see the RAIC website for this award.
January 30th, 2013 § Comments Off on Brian MacKay-Lyons Featured in Wood Design & Building Magazine § permalink
Brian MacKay-Lyons has been featured in the latest edition of Wood Design & Building Magazine, in an article titled “Wood Champion”. In the interview-style article Brian answers some great questions related to his history, the firm, the use of wood in architecture, and various other topics.
To view an online copy of the whole magazine, please click here.
To view a PDF of the “Wood Champion” article, please click here.
January 28th, 2013 § Comments Off on MLSA Featured in Dalhousie Newsletter Article § permalink
Brian MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple are featured in the Fall 2012 Dalhousie Newsletter. The article profiles some of the firm’s recent awards, while also giving some history about how the firm was started. Brian also mentions what he looks for in an employee, and discusses how teaching and practicing architecture simultaneously can be difficult.
To read the full article in the Fall 2012 Dalhousie Newsletter, please click here.
January 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on Historic Chebogue Schoolhouse to live on in Lunenburg County. § permalink
“Brian MacKay-Lyons, an award-winning architect who grew up in Arcadia has purchased the old Chebogue schoolhouse and plans to dismantle it into whole walls and roof sections.
It will be transported this winter to a farm in Upper Kingsburg, Lunenburg County by flatbed truck then re-erected and restored.” -Carla Allen
To read the full article and see photos, please click here.
May 9th, 2012 § Comments Off on MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd. wins 2012 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for Cliff House. § permalink
Comparable to the Governor General’s Medal for Literature, it is Canada’s highest award for the design of a building, sponsored by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, together with the Canada Council For The Arts.
Our firm has now won 6 Governor General’s Medals.
The award will be presented by the Governor General at Rideau Hall later this year.
January 17th, 2012 § Comments Off on 2011 North American Wood Design Awards § permalink
On January 13, 2011, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects received 3 awards for wood design excellence in North America. The three awards received as as follows:
RON THOM– A prestigious award rarely granted by the Canadian Wood Council. The Ron Thom award is presented to an architect and their body of works that demonstrate outstanding creative talent and exemplary architectural design.
Received for: Ghost Campus, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Received for: Cliff House, Nova Scotia
Received for: Two Hulls House, Nova Scotia
Press release can be viewed at http://www.cwc.ca/documents/WDBuilding/Press_Release_December_2011.pdf
January 6th, 2012 § Comments Off on NOVA SCOTIAN ARCHITECT WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS § permalink
NOVA SCOTIAN ARCHITECT WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
The Halifax based architectural firm of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has just received both The American Institute of Architects Honor Award, and The Canadian Architect Award of Excellence. The firm continues to consistently put Nova Scotia architecture on the global map.
The American Institute of Architects Honor Award is the highest award given by the American Institute of Architects for building design. The award is given annually. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has received this prestigious recognition from their peers for the design of the ‘Shobac Campus’; a collection of buildings in Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. This is the second time that the firm has received this international award, and the fourth time it has been shortlisted. Very few Canadian architects have received this honour. The awards ceremony will take place in May in Washington, D.C. at the American Institute of Architects National Convention.
The Canadian Architect Award of Excellence is the top annual architecture award given in Canada for building design. The firm has received this peer recognition for the design of a private residence called ‘Two Hulls’, on the south shore of Nova Scotia. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects have received this national award eight times.
“We are delighted to have been recognized by our peers both nationally and internationally. This continued recognition will hopefully position our firm to design more public buildings in the Maritimes, where we choose to live and work.” says architect and Dalhousie professor Brian MacKay-Lyons.
For additional information please contact Frances McGinnis at (902) 429-1867 or email@example.com