2 successful planning permissions on Protected Structures

We’ve received notification on two successful planning applications where Mark Stephens Architects were appointed to prepare conservation reports on the protected structures (Listed if they were in UK); both undertaken for Eugene O’Neill Architects (we are more than happy to Read More …

Our Conservation Reports now available as an online purchase…

As a continuation of our services that are bookable and payable online, namely: THE INITIAL CONSULTATION THE HOUSE EXTENSION/REMODEL SERVICE THE LARGER PROJECTS/NEW HOUSE SKETCH DESIGN SERVICE THE 3 HOURS FOR ANYTHING YOU LIKE SERVICE We are pleased to now Read More …

We also do #Conservation Reports for #Planning

Thought I’d let you know that we are also asked as RIAI Architects Accredited in Conservation (Grade III) to undertake Conservation Reports as part of the planning application process. We’ve undertaken a few so far since becoming accredited and we’re Read More …

Updated website with easier to understand 'Services' sheet and now also Interior Design…

I thought the ‘SERVICES’ section of website was getting a bit confusing so have simplified it with single sheet that outlines what we do; i.e.: • As Irish RIAI and UK ARB / RIBA Architects we provide Architectural Services in Read More …

All RIAI and other 'Marks' updated and on home page

Following on from the previous post, I’ve updated all of the ‘Marks’ to show that I am a ‘paid’ up Registered RIAI Architect and Registered RIAI Practice; other accreditations include: • RIAI Conservation Accredited (III) • RIAI Environmental Accreditation • Read More …

Qualifications + experience + CPD = better buildings

I popped up my professional qualifications and accreditations on the home page yesterday (also below): But what do the qualifications really mean? It means I take my work and training seriously; the Accreditations take the form of Continuing Practice Development Read More …

I wrote this post about exams ages ago [UPDATE] #passivhaus #conservation

I wrote this POST on exams & taking tests ages ago and since then I’ve taken and passed two big exams: RIAI Conservation Accreditation (Grade III) and Certified Passivhaus Designer (and Consultant) And in the light of these exams and Read More …

Who am I? #2 – A 'Restoration Man' a big shout to @Cornish_Lime & Callywith Quarry

Continuing on from Blogging Tip – Write a post a day on a specific subject – Who are you? and Who are you? Where am I from? this third post delves a little deeper into my background and where I Read More …

I've just earnt my RIAI Architectural Practice Accredited in Conservation 'badge'…

A little bit like Scouting badges, I’ve just received the latest one from the RIAI as an architectural practice accredited in conservation (badge below): You can read more about these new RIAI marks HERE There’s a few more badges still Read More …

Conservation Reports for Planning Applications & mention for @HouseHistorian

Currently I’m in the process of writing two Conservation Reports for projects in Galway and Mayo and I’m surprising myself at how much I’m enjoying them. The Planning Application process for a Protected (Listed in UK) Structure in Ireland is Read More …