Website updated with new @RIAIonline marks #Registered

We’ve just updated the homepage and all our letterheads with the new RIAI Registered ‘Mark’ We’ve also receive our new RIAI stamp for legal documents for 2019 where we can help with the following (these are where the stamp is Read More …

Earliest I’ve ever got @RIAIonline ‘mark’s sorted out #2017

This is the earliest I’ve got my RIAI ‘Marks’ sorted out – fees paid and ‘Marks’ received and included on website, drawings and letters for 2017 On we go into the New Year!

Why use an architect #2 – @RIAIonline mentioned

I wrote THIS POST a few days ago on why you should choose an architect as opposed to anyone else for your project. This included THIS PDF which outlined firstly the reasons for choosing an architect and secondly why you Read More …

Gearing up for 2016 with this beast #Epson #Vectorworks

Based on current workload it looks as if we’re out of the woods recession-wise (famous last words?) and we’ve started to gear up for more and larger projects for 2016. What with our new office (which you can read about Read More …

Observations on opening a new office #Swinford #Mayo #Ireland

I thought I’d share a few observations on opening a new office. I’d had a few offices in London over the years but this is the first time it’s been close to a high street with a large window display: Read More …

The #NewOffice in Swinford is open!

There’s still a bit of work to do but we’re in! We’re finally working from our new office in Swinford, County Mayo. I’ve also taken on an assistant (Melissa) who you can see in the photo: A special thanks to Read More …

New branch office in Dublin 7 open

Mark Stephens Architects are pleased to announce the opening of a branch office in Dublin in association with Paul Cuddy and Associates – Chartered Structural Engineers. The intention is to provide the same high level of architectural service to a Read More …

DO NOT COVER UP WORK BEFORE INSPECTED

With S.I.9 (2014) on it’s way and a draft Code of Practice concerning inspections published (the final Code of Practice is awaited from the DECLG), the most important part that needs to be drilled into contractors is that any works Read More …

Why time sheets are important and why you should love them…

We’ve all been there, asked as a young architect by the partner or office manager to get the time sheets up to date. It was one of my least favourite jobs; I have difficulty trying to remember what I did 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 …