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 …

Mark Stephens Architects included in best practice for Roscommon Rural House Guidelines

County Roscommon have just released their own Rural House Guidelines and we are proud to say that one of our projects has been included within it. You can see our example showing ‘Best Practice’ when extending properties and using flat Read More …

Architectural Competitions and Me… #RoomwithinaRoom cc @vectorworks

It is very rare for me to enter architectural competitions and recently I threw may hat into the ring for the RIBA Room within a Room ‘Ideas’ competition. Below is an extract from my entry which was a proposal for Read More …

Now lecturing @itsligo #Architecture

The faithful readers will know that I’ve been undertaking some lecturing and teaching positions over the years (you can read more about my ‘come-back’ HERE) and I am please to say that as well as undertaking the occasional guest lecturer 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 …

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 …

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 …

Long over due job at office done : #Signage @bridgesigns

A special thinks to the following for the new signage outside our office that was finally put up at the weekend: • Brian at Bridge Signs • Howard Healey Contractor and his team of lads who got it up and Read More …