2016 Review of projects – Wow it’s been busy

It’s that time of year for our annual review of projects. It looks like we’ve finally seen the tide turn and this year has been exceptionally busy. Let’s hope this continues (for everyone) in 2017 despite Brexit & Trump. So Read More …

Common misconception on architects’ stage payments & fees… @RIAIonline mentioned

I’ve written about architects’ fees recently HERE and I’m not going to reiterate the value that you can get from appointing an architect. From a well-designed home that will increase in value over the years, to a home that is Read More …

What garden would a #Passivhaus have? [guest post by @LinseyEvans] cc @vectorworks

Following on from my guest post on Garden Designer Linsey Evans site on ‘What is a Passivhaus?’ I am pleased to post here a reciprocal post by Linsey on a trickier conundrum on: What type of garden would a Passivhaus Read More …

Loving the @Fallingwater Seasons Greetings

Following on from the post of thanks from Fallingwater that contained a short ‘Moments’ movie (HERE) Their ‘Seasons Greetings’ email showing Fallingwater in the frost is exquisite (shamelessly stolen below): Boy, Frank Lloyd Wright knew how to create something that Read More …

How many inspections does a build need ? @BuildConReg & @BRegsBlog mentioned

I’ve written about this subject previously HERE and the key part and precedent mentioned in this post is: “It is held that an architect is entitled to use his judgement as to how frequently he inspects: “…He may in such Read More …

New online sketch design service now available across Ireland ! Prices held until 2017

To fulfill the inquiries beyond the Connacht region that we are currently receiving (which are considerable) we are pleased to extend the online sketch design services to across Ireland. This is achieved by being able to also purchase the TRAVEL Read More …

Office Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

The office will be closed from: Midday Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January For enquiries email: info@markstephensarchitects.com Or CONTACT US…

A massive thanks to @CEEwebEurope for winners prize in #GreenRoofs Competition

Following the announcement that we were winners in the recent CEEWebEurope ‘2016 Green Roof Beauty Contest’ in the Selfie category. A competition ‘Celebrating green roofs in Europe’ and I would like to thank CEEweb for Biodiversity as I’ve received the Read More …

How much does an architect cost ? 2017 Prices

This is the topic I return to again and again! THIS POST summarises and has links to the older posts (going back to 2010) THIS POST goes through our new business model for initial consultations and ‘sketch’ designs Pricing strategy Read More …

We pay the VAT until the end of the year!

The consultations that we’ve been providing over the last year that are bookable and payable online have been a great success. The benefits to our clients have been immense: • A low-cost way of appraising the feasibility of a project Read More …