Brian MacKay-Lyons on the Lecture Circuit

May 10th, 2013 § Comments Off on Brian MacKay-Lyons on the Lecture Circuit § permalink

Below are some recent Brian MacKay-Lyons lectures. Click the lecture name to get more details of each event.
Keynote Design Lecture: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, April 25 2013.
On Collaboration Lecture (with Michel Comeau): Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 24 2013.
Keynote Lecture: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 13 2013
An Evening with Brian MacKay-Lyons: AIA Santa Barbara, March 15 2013

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Win Residential Architect Design Award

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.

Shobac Cottages Featured in Air Canada enRoute Magazine

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.

To skip right to the article, you can click here.

Brian MacKay-Lyons speaking at RAIC Festival of Architecture 2013

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.

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects receives Governor General’s Medal in Architecture.

March 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects receives Governor General’s Medal in Architecture. § permalink

Brian MacKay-Lyons receiving Governor General's Medal in Architecture

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.

Brian MacKay-Lyons Featured in Wood Design & Building Magazine

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.

MLSA Featured in Dalhousie Newsletter Article

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.

Historic Chebogue Schoolhouse to live on in Lunenburg County.

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.

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd. wins 2012 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for Cliff House.

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.

http://www.raic.org/honours_and_awards/awards_gg_medals/2012recipients/cliffhouse_e.htm

2011 North American Wood Design Awards

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

HONOR
Received for: Cliff House, Nova Scotia

CITATION
Received for: Two Hulls House, Nova Scotia

Press release can be viewed at http://www.cwc.ca/documents/WDBuilding/Press_Release_December_2011.pdf

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