Partner, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canadian-born Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA, FRAIC, Int’l FRIBA, has developed MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (MLSA) into a leading global practice in Nova Scotia that has been honored with more than 130 design awards, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Gold Medal in 2015 and the RAIC Firm Award in 2014. Producing a wide range of projects both in Canada and further afield, MLSA works in a sophisticated modern vernacular, drawing inspiration from a rich local heritage of building types and reinterpreting them according to the best practices of 21st-century architecture. MacKay-Lyons has been a full professor and faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, for more than 35 years, and has held 18 endowed academic chairs and visiting professorships at leading universities worldwide. He received his B.Arch from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and his M.Arch/Urban Design from UCLA.