Notification of grant on this contemporary Irish Cottage extension

Just received some good news at the start of 2021 that this very contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage has been granted planning permission: The cottage has undergone previous extensions and this one adds vital space for a family Read More …

Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …

Happy New Year ! Office & business Covid opening arrangements…

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 4 weeks due to the current Level 5 lockdown. From Monday 4th January 2020 for 4 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work is continuing remotely. Site Read More …

Goodbye 2020 – a review of the year

It’s at this time of the year I do a review looking back over the year. No words. We’re still alive & in business & our thoughts & prayers go to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully 2021 may be Read More …

Christmas & New Year Opening times – We made it!

Well we made it! Christmas has arrived. Here are the opening times for the period: Office closed: Wednesday 23rd December (Tuesday is last day) Until: Monday January 4th 2021 (let’s hope 2021 is a better year) We at Mark Stephens Read More …

YT speaking @UCDArch @CURRENT_IRELAND #Lecture Series 11th Dec 1-2pm with @itsligo

You are welcome to a Zoom lecture co-hosted by myself & Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design at IT Sligo on Friday 11th December 1-2pm, details below: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/85946920172 Passcode: 597113 Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

Covid-19 Level 5 UPDATE!

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 6 weeks due to Ireland being upgraded to Level 5 lockdown. As of midnight on Wednesday 21 October for 6 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work Read More …

Calling all #Architecture Students, lecturers & architects of Ireland… @CURRENT_IRELAND #LectureSeries #TODAY!

The title has it for Architecture Students of Ireland but it is equally as important to lecturers, architects, practices… In fact you could attend from anywhere in world! (I’m regularly now in New York virtually for SketchUp tutorials). So, each Read More …

Big news for our work going forward…

The faithful readers will know that I have been teaching at IT Sligo for the last few years and it looks at the moment that I will undertaking more lecturing over the forthcoming period. We are still completing projects and Read More …