Double pitch extension to cottage with rain-chain completed in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos in a slideshow from a recently completed extension to a relatively new cottage in County Mayo: Thanks to: Contractor: P Fallon & Sons Ltd Kitchen & Fitted Furniture: Conroy Kitchens Structural Engineering: Paul Cuddy Photography: Read More …

Learning from mistakes #Architalks

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 ‘Learning from mistakes’ is Steve Ramos: Read More …

How does an architect communicate a design to a client in another country? #ArchitalksIE

As a regular contributor to the worldwide ‘Blogging Architect’ group #ArchiTalks; we have extended the concept as a separate Irish group of blogging architects with the hashtag #ArchTalksIE This first post is on the theme of ‘How does an architect Read More …

#Architecture #Students #ReadingList #Design

If you’re a new Architecture student then you’ve probably had your orientation and you’re just about to start the educational process of ‘Becoming an architect’ This post is to give a few books that may help you along the way; Read More …

What would you build for love?

We’re working on a very interesting renovation/restoration/reconstruction project at the moment – the Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe Forest near to Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Below is what it was looking like before we started: It was in a Read More …

Top tips for new #Architecture Students

So, you’ve received your CAO/A’ Level results and hopefully a place and you’re set to start in your journey to maybe become an architect… Here are my top tips to get you through what can be a difficult and stressful Read More …

Initial consultations/designs now available in sterling & dollars for UK & US clients & also #Brexit

A good percentage of our work is with emigrants from the UK and the US returning to Ireland, either with renovating/extending older properties or entire new houses. With Brexit looming large on the horizon together with Trump; I can only Read More …

We’re in the ‘Into the West’ @RIAIonline Journal #ArchitectureIreland special issue; special thanks @Gilleeece

We’re in the ‘Into the West’ @RIAIonline Journal #ArchitectureIreland special issue. Featured in the RIAI Journal – Architecture Ireland AI299 ‘Into The West’ special issue: To see other mentions in the local, national & international PRESS CLICK HERE Special thanks Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects in today’s Irish Independent Property Section with other @RIAIonline architects

We are in todays Irish Independent Property section alongside other Irish Architects who designed their own home. Click on the image or HERE to open the online version: This article has also been added into the PRESS section of the Read More …

2 successful planning permissions on Protected Structures

We’ve received notification on two successful planning applications where Mark Stephens Architects were appointed to prepare conservation reports on the protected structures (Listed if they were in UK); both undertaken for Eugene O’Neill Architects (we are more than happy to Read More …