When an architect is asked to do a ‘sun-room’…

Architects are well know for pushing the boundaries and the photos below show how we interpreted the frequently asked for (in Ireland) – the ‘sun-room’ The client was looking for a lobby space to enter before the main house where Read More …

Big change in Practice (for time being)…

Our mission statement hasn’t been updated since 2011 and we have been rethinking our work methods recently… We’ve come to the decision (for the time being & to be reevaluated after whatever comes with Brexit!) that Mark Stephens Architects will Read More …

Our #architecture goes beyond simple building #lifestyle #dreams #Irish #Cottage #Extension

The project I’m showing here really shows how the architecture we create goes beyond simple rooms and building. It’s about building a clients’ dream and lifestyle. Below are a few images of a recently completed double extension and refurbishment of Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects included in best practice for Roscommon Rural House Guidelines

County Roscommon have just released their own Rural House Guidelines and we are proud to say that one of our projects has been included within it. You can see our example showing ‘Best Practice’ when extending properties and using flat Read More …

Update to 2 storey contemporary extension to traditional farmhouse…

Many thanks to Denise at Denise K Images (photographer) and Self Build Ireland who published the recent article on our contemporary, modernist extension to a traditional 2 storey Irish farmhouse in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Below are a few images from Read More …

We’re in the ‘Into the West’ @RIAIonline Journal #ArchitectureIreland special issue; special thanks @Gilleeece

We’re in the ‘Into the West’ @RIAIonline Journal #ArchitectureIreland special issue. Featured in the RIAI Journal – Architecture Ireland AI299 ‘Into The West’ special issue: To see other mentions in the local, national & international PRESS CLICK HERE Special thanks Read More …

#ArchiTalks #26 #Communication

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 ‘Communication’ is Brian Paletz: This is Read More …

And I’ve got a new @RIAIonline Certificate to hang on the wall! #CPD

I wrote THIS POST 5 years ago on what CPD is about and today (in a new initiative); the RIAI are awarding architects who meet their CPD requirements with a new certificate: I love my CPD and I enjoy learning Read More …

I will be a presenting a (short) paper at the 2018 #Passivhaus Conference in Munich

I received confirmation today that I will be a ‘Poster Presenter’ giving a short presentation at the 2018 International Passivhaus Conference in Munich next year. My paper/presentation & poster is on: “Designing with the vernacular in relation to planning & Read More …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday – We will pay the VAT on our online services #CouponCode

For Black Friday through Cyber Monday – we will pay the VAT on any purchases in our online SHOP* So if you’ve been thinking about an extension, or a consultation on a new house – NOW’S THE TIME TO JUMP!** Read More …