Yeats Academy of Arts Design & Architecture – Showcase 2022

After the Covid gap – the YAADA Showcase of the Architecture Course at Atlantic TU (formerly IT Sligo) is back! You can see a blog post of the last Showcase way back in 2019 HERE Details below:

A project from 2008 finally gets started! #Ballyglass #Lighthouse #Keepers #Cottage

I don’t think there’s much better for an architect to see a project that you thought would never happen finally get started. This is the case with the lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Ballyglass, County Mayo. Exactly 14 years after first Read More …

Planning granted on this linked pavilion type extension to house in Co. Mayo

Just received notification that this extension was granted planning in Co. Mayo – concept is a similar form to the existing house (to the left in the image) linked by a glazed walkway that forms a courtyard between the two Read More …

I wrote this towards the end of last year & still sticking to it (for now)…

I wrote THIS POST in October last year and so far I’m sticking to the plan of undertaking design and planning on projects. So far I’ve been sticking to the plan and it’s going OK. I still have a few Read More …

Planning granted on this contemporary reworking of Irish vernacular #Mayo #house

We’ve just received notification of Grant of Planning Permission on this new County Mayo house – a reworking of vernacular Mayo that comprises a single storey element linking into a storey and half. Quite a tricky one to get over Read More …

Notification of grant of planning permission on this contemporary extension & refurb of Irish cottage

Just received notification that Planning has been granted on this contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage in Achill. There’s a little bit to do on materials and roof profile (conditions) but otherwise everyone is happy A special thanks again Read More …

A strange story of life, @itsligo @GMITOfficial and lecturing & #AtlanticTU

So this is an interesting short story: Way back in the day (1990’s) I was teaching CAD (now you’d call it BIM) in the UK and Ireland for both private companies and educational establishments. At this time we probably had Read More …

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 …