The Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans is launched…

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

And I’ve got a new @RIAIonline Certificate to hang on the wall! #CPD

I wrote THIS POST 5 years ago on what CPD is about and today (in a new initiative); the RIAI are awarding architects who meet their CPD requirements with a new certificate: I love my CPD and I enjoy learning Read More …

I will be a presenting a (short) paper at the 2018 #Passivhaus Conference in Munich

I received confirmation today that I will be a ‘Poster Presenter’ giving a short presentation at the 2018 International Passivhaus Conference in Munich next year. My paper/presentation & poster is on: “Designing with the vernacular in relation to planning & Read More …

This must be the earliest I’ve changed the @RIAIOnline mark on website!

With the year not even ended; I’ve received & uploaded my RIAI Registrant ‘Mark’ for 2018: This a first in getting ahead for me! The home page updated as well. I’m still to receive the ‘Practice’ Mark & my lovely Read More …

Land Registry Maps – We do these too!

Land Registry – The Who, What, Why and Where! Before I jump in and shout that WE DO LAND REGISTRY MAPS!, it’s probably best to give an explanation of what they are: There are 2 separate systems for recording property Read More …

Which Structural Engineer should I use? [Fact Sheet]

The vast majority of our projects require the services of a Structural Engineer. He/She is required to ensure the structural integrity of the design and construction and some of the parts where their input is required include: • Foundation design Read More …

Should you Opt-In or Out of The Building Control Requirements (SI No.9)?

I’ve just put together THIS HANDY FACT SHEET on whether you should Opt-In or Opt-Out of SI. No. 9 of 2014 i.e. the Building Control Requirements of a Design and Assigned Certifier etc… Stacks more handy fact sheets in the Read More …

Notification of planning permission on this double extension to Irish cottage

We’ve just received notification that planning permission has been granted on this double ended extension to an already extended and renovated Irish cottage:

Mark Stephens Architects included in new @RIAIOnline CPD course on #business

Following our recent case study we presented at the RIAI CPD Seminar series on ‘Developing Sustainable Careers in Architecture’; the seminars were recorded during the day and are now available online at the link below: https://www.riai.ie/cpd/event_detail/online_riai_business_cpd_2017_developing_sustainable_careers_in_architectur

The Part III Exam – Becoming an architect… @RIAIonline @Gilleeece mentioned

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 ‘The Architectural Registration Exam’ is Meghana Read More …