Top tips for new #Architecture Students

So, you’ve received your CAO/A’ Level results and hopefully a place and you’re set to start in your journey to maybe become an architect… Here are my top tips to get you through what can be a difficult and stressful Read More …

Back to Architecture School! #ArchiTalks #Passion added! @odonnell_tuomey mentioned

I was dropping my 2nd lad at University for the first day yesterday for the start of his new course as a Fresher (not Architecture!) and one of his flat-mates was a Fresher starting Architecture at UL (University of Limerick); Read More …

Creative Ways to Divide Open Space House Plans

Creative Ways to Divide Open Space House Plans Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel We’re constantly asked to create open plan spaces that are divided into cosier spaces but without losing that open plan feel.. This guest post by Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel of Modernize outlines Read More …

“This design is perfect and I don’t want to change it!” – You know it could get better! #Planning #Clients

Don’t get fixed on the design This is something that happens a lot. This is how it goes: 1. I analyse the clients brief, site topography and other constraints 2. I produce a design 3. The client loves it 4. Read More …

Top Tips For Planning Your New Home Gym guest post by @remodeling

We’ve been asked a few times recently to either incorporate a gym into new house or to factor in space into an existing one. This guest post by Stephanie Sylvester of Modernize outlines what you should consider when planning your Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects on @RIAIonline website as 'Tips' contributor

We were pleased to be included as one of the contributors on the RIAI Website giving ‘Top Tips from Architects on Working with an Architect’ I’ve also included this in the NEWS section of the website where you can also Read More …

Planning tips #1-7: Roundup

I peaked a bit too early on this one when I mis-scheduled the posts. Anyway, here they all are in one post: Below are all the recent Planning Tips we’ve posted over the last week (or so) 1. Don’t Participate Read More …

Planning Tip #7 – Sometimes you're just not going to get planning

This is the toughest one to swallow. Sometimes, for whatever the reason. You’re just not going to get planning on your site. Whether it’s a contravention of the Local Authority Development Guidelines or it’s impossible to find an area on Read More …

Planning Tips – RoundUp

Below are all the recent Planning Tips we’ve posted over the last week (or so) 1. Don’t Participate 2. Don’t build a new house – use something existing 3. Maximise your exempted development rights 4. Political Representation 5. Withdraw 6. Read More …

Planning Tip #1: Don't participate

As I promised in the last post the next series of posts will give tips on the planning process and how to survive it. The first tip therefore is that unless you really, really need planning then don’t participate in Read More …