The Forum presents Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons



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The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design, public space and the urban environment, completes its 2023-2024 Lecture Series on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7:00 pm. The Forum is pleased to present world-renowned architect Brian MacKay-Lyons as the speaker for this Season’s Seventh Annual Frank Welch Memorial Lecture. This Lecture will be held in the Horchow Auditorium of the Dallas Museum of Art. Forum members may attend for free. Tickets for non-members will be available at the door - $5 for Students (with student i.d.), $25 General Admission. Check-in and pre-Lecture Reception will begin at 6:15 pm in the Hamon Atrium of the DMA.

Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, RCA, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA, founded his firm, now known as MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited, in 1985. The practice works locally and internationally on residential, cultural, and academic projects. Among its many award-winning designs are Queens’s Marque, Smith House, and Mirror Point Cottage in Nova Scotia; Summit Horizon Neighborhood in Utah; and the Canadian Chancery in Australia, currently in process. While the studio’s body of work is known for its cultural responsiveness to local landscapes, climate, and material culture, it also consistently possesses an archetypal quality which touches a global audience.

Brian and the studio are recognized internationally for their design excellence with over 160 design awards, including the prestigious Global Award for Sustainable Architecture; seven AIA National Honor Awards; four Architectural Record House Awards; and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal, the top award in Canada for lifetime contribution in architecture. The practice was also awarded the RAIC Firm Award and eight Governor General’s Medals, the most prestigious Canadian award that celebrates outstanding design in recently built projects. Brian was also appointed to the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian culture. Brian was a full professor at Dalhousie University for 37 years, which will bestow an Honorary Doctorate on Brian this May.  He has held 18 endowed academic posts at leading universities around the world.  Brian and his firm partner Talbot Sweetwater were honored as laureates of the prestigious Global Award for Sustainable Architecture under the patronage of UNESCO. The work of the firm has been recognized internationally in 100+ exhibitions, 900+ publications, and nine monographs.

Sponsors for this Lecture are Season Sponsors Eggersmann Kitchens / Home Living, Maharger Development / Reggie Graham, Perennials & Sutherland LLC and SMINK Art + Design. Series Sponsors are Abeyta Tibbs Architecture, Architectural Lighting Alliance, Bodron / Fruit, HDR Architecture, HOCKER, Jackson Walker, Robyn Menter Design Associates, Muse Integration, O’Brien Architects, Perkins&Will, and Scott + Cooner. Lecture Sponsors are GFF, Gioia-Goyer Group, SEBASTIAN and Turner Construction. Lecture Supporters are Cawley Partners, Rogers-O’Brien Construction, SoundImage, Talley Associates and TKO Associates.