Lucas Boyd was born and raised on the Canadian Prairies. After growing up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he obtained a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture in Ottawa, Ontario. Upon graduation, he was the recipient of both the OAA Silver Guild Medal and the University Medal for Architecture. Lucas then completed a Master of Architecture Degree at Yale University where he was the awarded the James Gamble Roger Fellowship. He has worked on projects at a wide range of scales through offices in Ottawa, Toronto and New York City. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for both his research and design work including the Fulbright Scholarship, the J.B.C Watkins Award for Architecture, and the 2016 Michael Cunningham Fellowship. During his time at Yale, he participated in a number of extra-curricular pursuits and was most recently a finalist in both the 2017 Department of Housing and Urban Design's Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition and the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Low Income Housing Challenge. In 2017 was given the opportunity to craft and deliver a talk on affordable housing at the annual TEDxYale conference.