#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 …

Update to 2 storey contemporary extension to traditional farmhouse…

Many thanks to Denise at Denise K Images (photographer) and Self Build Ireland who published the recent article on our contemporary, modernist extension to a traditional 2 storey Irish farmhouse in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Below are a few images from 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 …

Our 2 storey #Modernist Extension to traditional farmhouse featured in @selfbuildire magazine

Great to see the 2 storey modernist extension we completed a while back in Co. Roscommon featured in Self Build Ireland magazine: You can subscribe HERE to read more. HERE is our ‘Tear-Sheet’ on the project (photos taken much earlier)

Velux Extensions by Mark Stephens Architects

I was looking at the recent Velux Extensions advert on the TV recently and though about how many times we have utilised Velux extensions in our designs. And the answer was a lot!. From pitched roofs to flat, we are Read More …

Going to site (finally) on this Passivhaus

It looks like we’re going to site on this Passivhaus in County Mayo; the plan was to go for full certification but we’ll see how this pans out. It’s taken a while to get there but I’m excited to see 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 …

The Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans updated & selling fast!

We’re pleased to announce that we have updated the ‘Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans’ This book of 10 Now 11! extensions for cottages came about from the work the practice has undertaken in the restoration, renovation and extension of Read More …