Mark Stephens speaking at @Vectorworks #DesignSummit on #Energos #Passivhaus #ClimateEmergency #ArchitectsDeclare

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Vectorworks Design Summit next year on using Vectorworks Energos software to facilitate low energy Passivhaus designs to fight the climate emergency. If you are a Vectorworks user (or interested in Read More …

#Energos #Vectorworks for #Passivhaus projects

As a long-time user of Vectorworks (In a previous life I ran the most successful UK/Ireland Vectorworks consultancy) and a Certified Passivhaus (Passive House) Designer / Consultant, I was thrilled to see that Vectorworks implemented tools to calculate Building Energy Read More …

Nearing completion on this #Mayo #Passivhaus

We’re getting closer & closer to completing on this #Passivhaus in County Mayo. All the external work has been down and we’re now starting second fixing internally (all the MHVR & heating is complete) Below are a few photos and Read More …

Well we made it. Project completed! #BIM #Vectorworks

Following on from THIS post where I showed a project in progress that involved considerable coordination of BIM model, drawings, fabrication & building. Well, we finally got it complete! Even when the steel was fabricated and I was having doubts Read More …

#BIM isn’t just Revit #CaseStudy #Vectorworks

We’re working on an interesting but difficult project at the moment that has really tested our BIM resources. Below is an outline of the process to where we are now: Step 1: Software: VectorWorks & ArchiCAD Our in-house software is Read More …

@RIAIOnline #BIM @vectorworks movie #VectorWorks

As wall as attending the recent RIAI Conference last week; we also had a short movie on display in the #BIM booth showing some of our work, how we integrate Building Information Modelling (BIM) into our work and how we Read More …

How does an architect communicate a design to a client in another country? #ArchitalksIE

As a regular contributor to the worldwide ‘Blogging Architect’ group #ArchiTalks; we have extended the concept as a separate Irish group of blogging architects with the hashtag #ArchTalksIE This first post is on the theme of ‘How does an architect 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 …

How we use Virtual Reality… @vectorworks @MakeArchitects & @petegreaves mentioned #VR

I wrote THIS POST recently on my background in VR – I even had a company called conVRgence! – see what I did there 😉 There’s a great post by Peter Greaves at Make architects on this subject HERE which Read More …

More CAD history! #ModelShop @Sketchup @DMRSpamKiller mentioned

I wrote THIS POST in 2015 and thought I’d give it a bit of an update: I mentioned the system we had at college (GABLE) developed originally at Sheffield University (headed by Bryan Lawson) and in its days was a Read More …