A review of 2021…

It’s that time of year again with a short review of projects, some now finished, some still in progress, some granted planning, some starting… anyways here you go and I hope you’ve had a great Christmas and here’s to a Read More …

The last site visit of 2021 #Mayo #Extension #Completion #AirtightDogFlap

Well I think this is going to be the last site visit of 2021 (famous last words); where we reached (more or less) completion on this delicate extension to a terrace house in Westport, County Mayo. Below are a few Read More …

Seasons Greetings and Christmas/New Year Opening times…

Well we made it! Christmas has nearly arrived. Here are the opening times for the period: Office closed: from 5pm Tuesday 21st December Until: Wednesday January 5th 2022 We at Mark Stephens Architects wish you a very Happy Christmas & Read More …

Notification of Planning Granted on this new #Mayo #House

We received some good news this morning on the notification of planning on this proposed new house in County, Mayo. Below is a visual showing how we’ve created a contemporary yet traditional vernacular form; using the language of the Irish Read More …

Notification of planning received on this #Mayo #Passivhaus #PassiveHouse

We received some good news this morning on the notification of planning on this proposed new Passive House (Passivhaus) in Achill, County, Mayo. Below are a couple of photographs at front & rear of the proposed dwelling: A special thanks Read More …

Update on this new #Mayo #House with Trevor McDonnell Kitchen

I wrote THIS POST a short while back on one of our rural, Mayo house designs that reached completion stage. The slideshow below are a few more additional photographs from Trevor McDonnell Kitchens that shows their exceptional craftsmanship that beautifully Read More …

Our method of working changes (again) – Design and Planning ONLY!

The beauty of being a small business is that you are able to change direction in the way that you are working ‘on a sixpence’. I wrote THIS POST in October of last year where we were restricting the number Read More …

What is #Conservation ? The Neues Museum #Berlin

The faithful readers and Instagram followers may have spotted that I was in Berlin recently (half of the week was in Berlin but had to cut the trip short when the Passivhaus conference in the other half was moved (again) Read More …

Notification of planning on this vernacular yet contemporary #Mayo #house #design

It is always good news to get a planning permission granted – even better when it goes straight through without a request for Further Information! Below are a few images on the design: Images by SQUAREDD 1 3D Architectural & Read More …

Another #Mayo #Rural #House Completed

Below are a few images of another rural house by Mark Stephens Architects in County Mayo that’s just reached completion. Tricky design and planning process spanning several years but got there in the end. Great work by builders: CGQ Developments Read More …