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 …

Flat out at moment taking on more & bigger projects – here’s The Team…

We’re flat out at moment work-wise and we’re taking on more & bigger projects. To that end we’ve taken on new full-time and freelance staff to help us out. Click HERE for details on ‘The Team’. Why not take a Read More …

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

Some projects on the books at the moment…

I thought I’d share some of the projects we’re currently working on and their status. Large extension to Irish cottage – submitted for planning New/Reconstructed house (due to fire) & connection to existing granary – planning granted & starting on Read More …

A few observations on opting out of SI9… @BRegsBlog

There’s a few things that have arisen regarding clients and opting out of SI 9 recently that I thought I’d share: Firstly, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about with opting in or out – read THIS first So, Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects in yesterdays Sunday Times…

In case you missed it: below is the article where we were featured in the Sunday Time’s article on Self-Building and the Building Regulations: You can see other articles where Mark Stephens Architects are included HERE

#Architalks #30 #Ugly

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 ‘Ugly’ is Jeremiah Russell. I am Read More …

This #advice is so important I’ve updated it and included it again…

This is something that comes up again and again and again. Following a lengthy design process and planning permission is obtained or an Exempted Development design is proposed. The client makes changes to the design and doesn’t obtain a new Read More …

#Architalks #29 #Homecoming #Celtic #Vernacular

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 ‘Homecoming’ is Bob Borson. Firstly, it’s Read More …

Why go round and round in circles when I have the tools?

This is something that I find again and again and again. A potential client trying to design it themselves. And then going around and around in circles but getting nowhere. I know I’ve said this before many times but I’m Read More …