Brian MacKay-Lyons speaks to Norma Lee MacLeod of CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon on February 26th, 2014 about Modern architecture in the Maritimes. To download a MP3 of the interview you can click here. You can also stream the interview by clicking the play button below.
Re-construction of the historic Chebogue Schoolhouse continues at the Ghost Campus. The original 1830's windows, sills, among many other architectural trims have been carefully restored and re-installed, and the exterior is expected to be complete this week - More updates to come!
In mid-November 2013, friends and students gathered at Shobac in Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia to help raise the 1830 Chebogue schoolhouse which has been moved, adapted, and repurposed on the farm of Brian MacKay-Lyons. Similar to a traditional “barnraising,” this was a joining of community with a clear goal in mind. A photo and a time-lapse video of the raising can be seen below. Be sure to check back for more updates on the Chebogue schoolhouse as the progress continues.
An aerial video showcasing Shobac Cottages in Kingsburg, NS has been developed in co-operation with Proptonics. This video highlights the landscape, cottages, studio, and surrounding buildings designed by owner and architect Brian MacKay-Lyons. You can watch the video by clicking the video link below. Thanks to Ian MacKinnon for providing the music. If you would like to get more information about rentals, please click here.
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has been selected to design the new Colchester-East Hants Public Library which will breathe new life into the historic Normal College building in the heart of Truro, NS. The renovation and addition to Normal College will not only strengthen Truro’s civic and economic core, but put back into use a building with a rich history of education. Construction of the project will be led by L&R Construction Limited, with anticipated completion in 2015. Programming and design of the new facilities, in collaboration with the Librarians of Colchester-East Hants, is now underway.
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects have just been awarded a 2013 Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage by the Heritage Foundation of Canada. Troop Barn was the project that was selected as the winner of this award. The presentation of Canada's top heritage awards will take place at the National Gallery of Canada on November 1st. You can click here for more information about the awards.
Brian MacKay-Lyons speaks to Don Connolly of CBC Radio’s Information Morning on October 24th, 2013 about the old 1830 Chebogue Schoolhouse he has salvaged and is in the process of moving and repurposing on his farm in Kingsburg, Lunenburg County. To download a MP3 of the interview you can click here. You can also stream the interview by clicking the play button below.