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Brian MacKay-Lyons on Designers' Integrity and the Foundation of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple

Design:ED Podcast is an inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to worldwide recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to advance their career, and elevate their work to the next level.

In this episode, Brian MacKay-Lyons discusses the importance of maintaining your integrity as a designer, the lessons he learned from working closely with Charles Moore, and how he began his own firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple in Nova Scotia.

Live_Work_Grow House / Susan Fitzgerald Architecture

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Houses  · 
Halifax, Canada
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Susan Fitzgerald Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

RAIC Honors Brian MacKay-Lyons with 2015 Gold Medal

Nova Scotia architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, founding partner of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2015 Gold Medal. The RAIC’s highest honor, the Gold Medal is awarded annually to architects who have had a “significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture.”

“His work is universally recognized as pure, dignified, poetic and beautiful,” said the jury. “His work comes from an intimate connection with his communities.”

Two Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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Houses  · 
Canada, Canada

Cliff House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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Houses  · 
Canada, Canada
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    960.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

Bridge House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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Houses  · 
Canada, Canada

Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters / WZMH Architects

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban + 40

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project WZMH Architects
  • Landscape Architect Authors of this architecture project text, Gordon Ratcliffe Landscape Architects,
  • Interiors Authors of this architecture project text, Figure3,
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    193000.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2011

Sliding House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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Houses  · 
Canada, Canada
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Martin-Lancaster House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

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Houses  · 
Prospect, Canada
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3000.0 ft2