About us…

Why should you choose Mark Stephens Architects as your architects ?

  • Mark Stephens Architects are an innovative yet practical architectural practice that specialises in light filled, airy spaces that are economic to heat.
  • Mark Stephens Architects have over 20 years experience in architectural design from the the most modest house extension to multi-million euro projects.
  • Mark Stephens Architects have specific training in creating Low/Zero Carbon and Passive House projects.
  • Mark Stephens Architects are Certified European Passivhaus (Passive House) Designer/Consultants.

    Below is a full resume of the qualifications and experience of the Principal, Mark Stephens. For more information on ‘The Team’ at Mark Stephens Architects CLICK HERE. Mark Stephens Architects have the capacity and bandwidth to handle the complete range of projects, from the smallest extension to the largest multi-million euro development. Simply CONTACT US… for more information:

    Mark Stephens Architects is an architectural practice based in the West of Ireland (Co. Mayo). Following Marks architectural training in the UK and working for several high-profile architectural practices; Mark Stephens Architects was formed to create well designed and functional buildings that are sustainable and eco-friendly.

    After working extensively in the UK, the Practice is now also creating functional and sustainable designs across Ireland.

    A curved extension to restored cottage

    A curved extension to restored cottage; new & old, form follows function, mass and form – it’s all here

    Mark has experience in wide range of architectural projects; from nursing homes, hospitals, sports clubs, offices, shops but we mainly specialise in one-off houses, extensions and refurbishments-from initial concept to completion.

    Mark has had his own house (below) featured on RTE’s ‘About the House’:

    Below are the qualifications of Mark Stephens:

    + BA (Hons) Arch: Oxford Brookes University UK, 1985

    + Dipl Arch (Oxon): Oxford Brookes University, 1989

    + RIBA Part III: Oxford Brookes University, 1990

    + Registered ARB and RIBA UK architect from 1990

    + Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland – MRIAI, 2005

    + An architect and architectural practice Accredited in Conservation at Grade III – RIAI 2011

    + A Certified Passivhaus (Passive House) Designer/Consultant – Passivhaus Institute 2014

    + RIAI Accredited in Environmental Services – RIAI 2014

    + RIAI Accredited Project Supervisor Design process (PSDP) under Health and Welfare At Work (Construction) Regulations

    + Designer and Assigned Certifier under S.I. No.9 of 2014 Building Regulations Amendments

    Mark Stephens Architects are able to fulfil all your architectural requirements; from initial briefing, sketch designs, feasibility studies and planning applications to Building Regulation and construction drawings and full site supervision/mortgage and approval certificates.

    Other services also available include:

    + Planning Compliance & mapping

    + Energy Assessments, BER and Passive House

    + Retention Planning Permissions

    + Expert Witness Reports

    + Sun path and shadow analysis

    + U-Value calculations

    + Airtightness Analysis and testing

    + Thermal Bridge and condensation risk analysis

    + Structural design

    + Site percolation tests

    + Landscape and garden design including specification of trees, plants & shrubs for planning applications and onward design

    The practice is very approachable and no job is too small (or too big!).

    If you require any further information or you would like to book an initial consultation then please do not hesitate to contact us.