BRIAN MACKAY‐LYONS FRAIC, RCA, (Hon) FAIA, NSAA, AAPEI, OAA, VT, NH Brian was born and raised in the village of Arcadia in southwestern Nova Scotia. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1978 where he was awarded the and Urban Design at U.C.L.A., and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Design. After studying in China, Japan, California and Italy working with Charles Moore, Barton Myers and Giancarlo De Carlo, Brian returned to Nova Scotia in 1983 to challenge the historic maritime “brain drain” trend, and to make a cultural contribution to Nova Scotia where his Acadian ancestors have lived for nearly 400 years. In 1985, he founded the firm Brian MacKay‐Lyons Architecture Urban Design in Halifax. Twenty years later, Brian partnered with Talbot Sweetapple to form MacKay‐Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd. Brian’s work has been recognized in many international publications. As a full professor of Architecture at Dalhousie University, Brian has contributed to architectural education in the region for more than 25 years. He has held numerous endowed academic chairs and visiting professorships at leading universities including The Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf, Syracuse University, McGill University, and Harvard University. Houses designed in Atlantic Canada have made Brian a leading proponent of regionalist architecture worldwide. This recognition has led to a transition in the practice toward increased public and international commissions, involving increased complexity in both design and project delivery. MacKay‐Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited is one of the very few Canadian firms to consistently receive international critical acclaim within the discipline today. Recent public buildings include: the Academic Resource Centre at the University of Toronto, Plaza 2006 at Brock University and the new Canadian High Commission and Official Residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal. TALBOT SWEETAPPLE B.A., B.E.D.S., M. Arch, MRAIC, NSAA, NHAA Talbot was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1971. In 1989, he attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy. In 1992, he attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). In 1993, he enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) where he received a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies in 1995 and graduated with a Masters in Architecture as a Sexton Scholar in 1997. He was a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Medal and the Certificate for Highest Academic Standing in his graduating class, and also awarded a traveling fellowship to study architecture in Italy. As part of the Co‐op Program, Talbot worked at Brian MacKay‐Lyons Architecture and Urban Design and abroad at the office of Shin Takamatsu in Berlin, Germany. In 1997, he joined the firm of KPMB in Toronto where he gained experience in the design of institutional buildings. In 1999, Talbot returned to Halifax to accept a position with Brian MacKay‐Lyons Architecture Urban Design as design project architect for the Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science Building. While there, Talbot contributed to projects that have won numerous awards and has appeared in many international publications.