Canadian Architect


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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects



More Than Enough

A minimalist house in rural Nova Scotia is maximally generous in its sweeping views, simple comforts, and thoughtful architectural gestures.

The Expansion Dilemma

Museums across Canada are growing, and confronting the difficult choice between expanding on site and building new quarters off site. What can we learn from projects in the space-crunched Netherlands?

Rooted in the Vernacular, Reaching for Abstraction

In his house projects, Brian Mackay-Lyons deftly navigates between the twin poles of tradition and modernity.

An Architecture of Reality

Brian MacKay-Lyons' Nova Scotia farm property is an architectural village comprised largely of projects created through 13 Ghost design-build workshops. It is also a potent touchstone, argues Juhani Pallasmaa, for architecture grounded in reality rather than fantasy.

A Sustained Search

Teachers, mentors, colleagues and peers testify to the impact and relevance of Brian MacKay-Lyons' work.

Teacher, Mentor, Partner

Talbot Sweetapple reflects back on years learning from—and collaborating with—Brian MacKay-Lyons.

Editorial: Back to the Land

An introduction to our special issue commemorating RAIC Gold Medal winner Brian Mackay-Lyons.

Interview: Brian MacKay-Lyons

Elsa Lam conducts an in-depth interview with Brian MacKay-Lyons, exploring the evolution of his practice.