The 3-room traditional Irish Cottage:What do do with it & new book from @marion_mcgarry

As the faithful reader will know we have a grá for the three-roomed, traditional Irish Cottage. We have done numerous restorations, refurbishments and extensions to this ubiquitious, traditional architectural form across Ireland. It was of great interest therefore that I Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects featured in Home&Build Magazine (Summer 2016)

The current issue (Summer 2016) of Ireland’s Home&Build – Self Builders Guide features the house we designed for Tim Morris in Foxford, County Mayo. Available now in all good newsagents or subscribe HERE Or click HERE for the online edition Read More …

Work starting on this 2 storey extension to traditional 2 storey Sligo farmhouse #TimberFrame

We have a lot of projects starting on site at the moment (plus a lot just granted planning permission and are going through planning (fingers crossed); this timberframe extension to an existing 2 storey Sligo farmhouse creates a new courtyard Read More …

PP granted and starting on site on this contemporary courtyard extension to trad. farmhouse

Planning permission granted & going to site on this contemporary, courtyard extension to a traditional 2 storey farmhouse in County Sligo, Ireland: Watch this space for ‘Work in progress’ updates…

We also do #Conservation Reports for #Planning

Thought I’d let you know that we are also asked as RIAI Architects Accredited in Conservation (Grade III) to undertake Conservation Reports as part of the planning application process. We’ve undertaken a few so far since becoming accredited and we’re Read More …

Tear sheet uploaded on our new office and a massive thanks to those involved…

There is no better way for an architect to obtain work than for him/her to showcase their own projects. We did it with our own house (image below): And now we’re doing the same for our new office: Below is Read More …

3 new houses for 2015 : Are you looking for an architect in West Ireland? #Upturn?

Maybe (maybe) finally the economy is on the turn and it’s great news that the Government is looking into amending the Building Regulations (again) to allow self-builders to construct their own homes – which is incidentally a large percentage of Read More …

Currently working on high-end UK residential projects in #Vectorworks #BIM

As well as undertaking my own projects I also provide outsourcing work to UK architects & clients using Vectorworks; the project below is for a UK project I am currently working on: But I can’t see very much? I hear Read More …

Qualifications + experience + CPD = better buildings

I popped up my professional qualifications and accreditations on the home page yesterday (also below): But what do the qualifications really mean? It means I take my work and training seriously; the Accreditations take the form of Continuing Practice Development Read More …

Now's the time to start thinking of getting an architect…(ahem)

I wrote THIS POST last January on the statistics of enquiries I receive over the year and it peaks it January. If you look at the graph people are starting to look at getting work done either for a new Read More …