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 …

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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 …

Tear sheet on proposed Mayo Passivhaus by Mark Stephens Architects…

We’ve added THIS TEAR SHEET on the proposed Passivhaus (Passive House) that has just been granted Planning Permission in County Mayo, Ireland. Mark Stephens Architects are appointed as Project Architects providing a full architectural service from inception to completion was Read More …

My #Passivhaus guest post on Garden Designer @LinseyEvans blog…

Click HERE to view my guest post on Garden Designer Linsey Evans blog (opens in new window)

“This design is perfect and I don’t want to change it!” – You know it could get better! #Planning #Clients

Don’t get fixed on the design This is something that happens a lot. This is how it goes: 1. I analyse the clients brief, site topography and other constraints 2. I produce a design 3. The client loves it 4. Read More …