I was sorry to get a response from Nadina Mackie Jackson, B.Allan Mackie's daughter...just a day or two before I got an email from Tim Bullock that said B.Allan Mackie had been hospitalized and his daughter was requesting letters to lift his spirit.
I got a response from Nadina that he had passed on February 2, 2017.
To say B.Allan Mackie had an impact on the log home industry would be an understatement at a magnificent magnitude. He really did change the way log homes had been built, and prior to his books, log homes never took on a modern architecture.
I believe that B.Allan Mackie changed the way people viewed and looked at Log Structures in the same way that Frank Lloyd Wright had a similar impact with cement. Prior to FLW's work, people never cantilevered cement how they do now, and much of that goes to FLW's designs.
B.Allan Mackie had the same impact on log builders worldwide. Log structures have never been the same since B.Allan Mackie entered the scene.
R.I.P. B.Allan Mackie, you will long be missed by many. You had an impact like no other log home builder, EVER! You are a true legend! I don't think I will ever forget you or your writings!