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 …

@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 …

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 …

How we use Virtual Reality… @vectorworks @MakeArchitects & @petegreaves mentioned #VR

I wrote THIS POST recently on my background in VR – I even had a company called conVRgence! – see what I did there 😉 There’s a great post by Peter Greaves at Make architects on this subject HERE which Read More …

More CAD history! #ModelShop @Sketchup @DMRSpamKiller mentioned

I wrote THIS POST in 2015 and thought I’d give it a bit of an update: I mentioned the system we had at college (GABLE) developed originally at Sheffield University (headed by Bryan Lawson) and in its days was a Read More …

Looking for an architect in the West of Ireland? Book an initial consultation… [page updated]

If you are contemplating an architectural project in the West of Ireland then our INITIAL CONSULTATION service is proving a great way to kick-start a project. We undertook a stack of consultations like this in 2016 and we’re continuing them Read More …

#JobVacancy #JobFairy #Vectorworks #ArchitectsAssistant

A vacancy has become available at our office in Swinford, County Mayo for an Architect’s Assistant. Ideal candidates should be: • Part I RIBA/RIAI Year out • Enthusiastic • Punctual • Hardworking • Ideally with Vectorworks skills – you can Read More …

Architecture and Virtual Reality… @Vectorworks mentioned

The faithful readers will know that in a previous life I’ve done a stack of other stuff as well as running an architectural practice. I wrote THIS POST last year for #ArchiTalks on this work on what I was doing Read More …

Why choose an architect and why then choose us?

It’s becoming apparent that there are a lot of ‘non-architects’ out there providing ‘Architectural Services’ So why should you choose an architect? And then when you’ve decided on an architect – why should you choose Mark Stephens as yours? To Read More …

A strange story of architectural reinvention that involves @UCDEngArch @DorothyJonesDJ @Vectorworks

I was privileged to undertake a few days part-time lecturing at UCD Architecture & Engineering department last week; the topic of the talk was the concept of reinvention where I gave a personal example of how I decided to effectively Read More …