Autor: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple
Architect, Professor, BA, BEDS, MArch, FRAIC, RCA, Hon. FAIA, Int. FRIBA
Brian MacKay-Lyons was born and raised in the village of Arcadia in Nova Scotia, on the East coast of Canada. Brian received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1978 and his Master of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California Los Angeles, in the United States.
He has developed a leading global practice from Nova Scotia that has been honoured with over one hundred design awards including the Royal Institute of British Architects International Fellowship, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal and two American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards. Brian is also an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a current professor of Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Twenty years after founding the firm Brian MacKay-Lyons Architecture Urban Design, Brian partnered with Talbot Sweetapple to form MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited. In 2017, Brian and Talbot were honoured as laureates of the prestigious Global Award for Sustainable Architecture by the Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, under the patronage of UNESCO.
“The architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons shows clarity in planning, resulting in forms that are direct, simple, and elegant. The buildings are beautifully sited and crafted. This is an honest, no-nonsense architecture that avoids the fashions of the day. It exhibits that rare quality – authenticity.”
Glenn Murcutt, 2002 Pritzker Prize Laureate
Architect, Professor, BA, BEDS, MArch, FRAIC
Talbot was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on the East coast of Canada. In 1989, he attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy. In 1997, he graduated with a Master of Architecture as a Sexton Scholar in the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He was also a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Medal.
After working in both Berlin and Toronto, Talbot joined Brian MacKay-Lyons Architecture Urban Design in 1999. He then partnered with Brian in 2005 to form MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited. In 2014, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Firm Award.
Talbot has held several visiting Professorships at leading universities and is currently a Professor of Practice at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Architecture. Talbot was named Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2018.