The Titanic Hotel, Belfast @TitanicHotelBel #InteriorDesign

I had the opportunity recently to stay at the Titanic Hotel Belfast and it got me thinking about the purpose of interior design and how tricky it can be. The hotel is opposite the new Titanic visitor centre in the Read More …

We do venture outside Mayo you know #Dublin #Job #Project #Ireland

Currently we have a few projects dotted around the country; here’s a recently completed rear extension where we provided design and construction drawing services: Our online design ‘Packages’ can be undertaken nationwide (and even further afield if required); you’ll need Read More …

Continuing to be a member of International & Irish Passive House Associations @the_iPHA @PHAIreland #PassivhausDesigner

As a Certified European Passive House Designer (and a UK and Ireland Chartered and Registered Architect with the ARB, RIBA & RIAI); I am proud to continue my membership with the iPHA, the International Passive House Association and it’s affliate Read More …

Currently putting BCR Comply through its paces #CPD #AssignedCertifier

Mark Stephens Architects, Passivhaus Designers, Design Certifiers & Assigned Certifiers / As well as being registered architects and Passivhaus Designers; I forget sometimes forget (how could I) that we’re also Design Certifier and Assigned Certifiers under S.I. No. 9 of Read More …

@Vectorworks #Energos Review for #Passivhaus #SketchUp #DesignPH Design Pt2

Vectorworks, Energos & Design PH – Part 2 Following on from THIS POST on Vectorworks, Energos & Passivhaus, as promised here’s a little more information on the functions and a comparison to Sketchup DesignPH… Design PH (http://www.designph.org/) is a 3D Read More …

@Vectorworks #Energos Review for #Passivhaus #Passive #House Design Pt1

VectorWorks Energos – Passivhaus Plenty of #’s in this title! I’ve been using the new Energos energy analysis commands in Vectorworks for a little while now and thought I’d share my thoughts. I’m probably one of a select number who 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 …

My highlights of 2014 No. 2 Finally a Passivhaus Designer

After many years of thinking about doing it, doing courses leading up to it (PHPP) and heaps of CPD I finally took and passed the ‘rigourous’ Certified European Passivhaus Consultant/Designer course & exam. Although technically the course & exam was 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 …

Now's the time to start thinking of getting an architect…(ahem)

I wrote THIS POST last January on the statistics of enquiries I receive over the year and it peaks it January. If you look at the graph people are starting to look at getting work done either for a new Read More …