Different Pre-Planning Policies across the country? #Planning

Preplanning Differences across the State I’ve written previously HERE about the benefits of a pre-planning consultation prior to getting too deeply involved; and that advice still holds. But I was contacted via a colleague who has had less than satisfactory Read More …

Initial Consultation Policy changed (yet again)

Again I’m having to reevaluate how to handle ‘Initial Consultations’; if you want to see how many times I’ve changed this policy type Initial Consultation into the search field of this site. So this is what I’m now doing: • Read More …

Flooding – an architect's viewpoint

As you’re seeing in the news flooding has hit Ireland (and the UK) hard this year; with vast areas submerged in water, homes destroyed and the cost running into billions. Everything is now pointing to climate change (here’s 5 Things Read More …

New branch office in Dublin 7 open

Mark Stephens Architects are pleased to announce the opening of a branch office in Dublin in association with Paul Cuddy and Associates – Chartered Structural Engineers. The intention is to provide the same high level of architectural service to a Read More …

MarkStephensArchitects.com 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at Read More …

Update on Longford rural house…

The client on this one-off house in Co.Longford sent me this photo after the long-awaited wood pellet boiler and flue was installed (which she was more than happy with – flue visible on flat roof section): The design concept was Read More …

3 new houses for 2015 : Are you looking for an architect in West Ireland? #Upturn?

Maybe (maybe) finally the economy is on the turn and it’s great news that the Government is looking into amending the Building Regulations (again) to allow self-builders to construct their own homes – which is incidentally a large percentage of Read More …

Now's the time to start thinking of getting an architect…(ahem)

I wrote THIS POST last January on the statistics of enquiries I receive over the year and it peaks it January. If you look at the graph people are starting to look at getting work done either for a new Read More …

Initial Consultation policy changed (again)… @leecalisti mentioned (again)

A big benefit of being a small business is that you can change policy ‘on a sixpence’ and the ‘Initial Consultation’ Policy has changed (again). The problems are still the same: • Economically it’s impossible to travel to sites free Read More …

Project Updates…

Below are a few projects we’ve ‘on’ at the moment giving current status. If you would like something similar then please CONTACT ME… New one-off house in County Mayo, granted Planning Permission, Building Commencement Notice issued & starting on site Read More …