It’s TY season again and this year the students are concentrating on @Sketchup

Transition Year (TY) in Ireland is where students between junior and leaving Certificate take a year working on other projects and include some work experience before starting the leaving Certificate. The students are usually around 16-17 years old. This year Read More …

Yay, we’re long listed for 2017 V by Very Blog Awards Ireland! @BlogAwardsIE

Just heard that Mark Stephens Architects have been long listed for the 2017 V by Very Blog Awards Ireland You can see us on the LONG LIST HERE

CAO Choices & yet more advice…

Following on from THIS POST on CAO points and courses for architecture. This second post gives a bit more advice and covers a few more of the other courses available. Firstly regarding CAO and course choices: 1. Forget about what Read More …

CAO Points for Architecture & advice… Part 1

With everyone heading back to school in Ireland this week I thought I’d give some advice to those considering a career in architecture. We have a lad starting his Leaving Cert year today and it won’t be long before he Read More …

Mentorship #Architalks #27

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 ‘Mentorship’ is Michael Lavalley… Mentorship Writing Read More …

#Architalks #25 #TheArchitectureofChange @angelabradyRIBA & Architects for Change mentioned

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 ‘House or Home’ is Lora Teagarden Read More …

3D Rendered view vs ‘as built’ – contemporary extension to Irish farmhouse

Following on from this morning’s POST on the mono-pitched, contemporary extension to a two storey Irish farmhouse. Thought it would be interesting to see the early 3D design views vs. what was actually built. Pretty close 🙂

How #Japan handles conservation #Rebuilding

As conservation architects we are taught to respect historical features/details and to retain them as far as practically possible (The Venice and Burra Charters) But the approach Japan takes in their ancient temples such as the Ise Jingu grand shrine Read More …

My first (and only) architecture award…

I wrote in the previous #Architalks post that very little of the work I did in the virtual world regarding Vectorworks and QuickTime VR exists today (other than that available through the ‘Way Back Machine’ Internet Archive. Amazingly, however, the 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 …