Monday, April 16, 2007

Brian MacKay-Lyons Biography

Brian MacKay-Lyons practices in Halifax, Nova Scotia. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects offers architectural and urban design services to residential and institutional clients in Canada and abroad. The firm was originally founded in 1985 by Brian MacKay-Lyons (FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, RCA) who formed a partnership with Talbot Sweetapple (MRAIC) in 2005. The firm has focused on houses, public buildings and urban design commissions which have accumulated to form an extensive and consistent body of work in the Maritimes. His modern regionalist architectural language combines the use of archetypal forms with local building practices that grow out of material culture. As a result, the work has both a local and international audience, as evidenced by the more than 100 publications. In addition, his buildings have received some 55 awards for design including five Governor General's Medals and four Canadian Architect Awards. Brian has lectured or taught at over 100 schools of architecture, including Dalhousie University where he is a professor.

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