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 …

Site photos update (work in progress)

Below is a gallery of ‘Work in progress’ site photos of a 2 & 1 storey house extension currently under construction in County Mayo where we are providing full architectural services from design to completion plus ‘Designer’ and Assigned Certifier Read More …