When an architect is asked to do a ‘sun-room’…

Architects are well know for pushing the boundaries and the photos below show how we interpreted the frequently asked for (in Ireland) – the ‘sun-room’ The client was looking for a lobby space to enter before the main house where Read More …

Big change in Practice (for time being)…

Our mission statement hasn’t been updated since 2011 and we have been rethinking our work methods recently… We’ve come to the decision (for the time being & to be reevaluated after whatever comes with Brexit!) that Mark Stephens Architects will Read More …

Our #architecture goes beyond simple building #lifestyle #dreams #Irish #Cottage #Extension

The project I’m showing here really shows how the architecture we create goes beyond simple rooms and building. It’s about building a clients’ dream and lifestyle. Below are a few images of a recently completed double extension and refurbishment of Read More …

The Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe reaches completion

We are pleased to see the Chalet at the Ard na Gaoithe recreation area near Long, County Mayo reach completion. It’s been an interesting restoration/renovation/reconstruction project, below is a bit of the history and some photographs of the end result: Read More …

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 …

@RIAIOnline #BIM @vectorworks movie #VectorWorks

As wall as attending the recent RIAI Conference last week; we also had a short movie on display in the #BIM booth showing some of our work, how we integrate Building Information Modelling (BIM) into our work and how we Read More …

Excellent piece on @TG4TV of Mayo Architect Pat McCabe’s house #Mayo

Yesterdays episode of Tithe Cois Farraige with Síle Nic Chonaonaigh on TG4 had an excellent piece showing Mayo architect Pat McCabe’s coastal home in County Mayo. You can catch it via the TG4 player HERE or by clicking on the 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 …

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 …