Why go round and round in circles when I have the tools?

This is something that I find again and again and again. A potential client trying to design it themselves. And then going around and around in circles but getting nowhere. I know I’ve said this before many times but I’m Read More …

Architalks : Advice for Clients

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘House or Home’ is Jeff Pelletier… Read More …

Just 10 years left to appoint YT as architect who’s at the top of his game #Frightening #Life

It’s a frightening thought but I am in the final phase of my work life. I’m now in my mid fifties and realistically when you take into account my children leaving school/college and the age of retirement – I am in Read More …

Nearing completion on the two storey contemporary extension to Sligo Irish farmhouse [slideshow]

Quick update with a slideshow on this two storey extension to a traditional Irish farmhouse in County Sligo:

Dual-pronged propositions for clients in 2017… #business #entrepreneur

As an architect who also has an interest in entrepreneurship and business; we’re pleased to continue our dual-pronged simplified propositions for clients through 2017. But what are the two types of ‘proposition’ simplifiers? 1. The Price simplifier The price simplifier Read More …

#ArchiTalks #22 Then and Now

I am pleased and honored to be part of the #ArchiTalks Architects Blogging Group. This post is part of the ArchiTalks series (my first!) in which Bob Borson of Life of an Architect selects a theme and a group of Read More …

A strange story of architectural reinvention that involves @UCDEngArch @DorothyJonesDJ @Vectorworks

I was privileged to undertake a few days part-time lecturing at UCD Architecture & Engineering department last week; the topic of the talk was the concept of reinvention where I gave a personal example of how I decided to effectively Read More …

Why it’s good for my clients that I’ve written book on #business for #architects @archipreneur @EntreArchitect @EricReinholdt

It may sound strange but it’s actually good news for my clients that I’ve written a book on business for other architects. The book is tough and recently other architects (at a recent CPD seminar) were incredulous at my toughness Read More …

RIAI Architects: Mark Stephens Architects pleased to be delivering RIAI CPD on social media @RIAIOnline

Mark Stephens are pleased to be part of the forthcoming CPD Event ‘Marketing Strategy and PR’ at the RIAI on Tuesday 14th June 2016. The session I’ll be delivering is on social media for architects where I will “share [my] Read More …

@ArchitectJane sums up why freebie sales visits are waste of time #ArchitectLikeAStar

Freebie Sales Visits are a waste of time (and money) The following tweet from Jane Leach sums up nicely why ‘Freebie Sales Visits’ are a waste of time: Here’s the LINK for more detail on what Jane’s definition is on Read More …