New project is our own with new office and renovation in #Swinford #Mayo #Excited

Mark Stephens Architects are announcing that they’ll be opening a new office in Swinford, County Mayo for 2015. The premises are on the corner of Bridge Street but don’t hold your breath as there’s a bit of work to be Read More …

All RIAI and other 'Marks' updated and on home page

Following on from the previous post, I’ve updated all of the ‘Marks’ to show that I am a ‘paid’ up Registered RIAI Architect and Registered RIAI Practice; other accreditations include: • RIAI Conservation Accredited (III) • RIAI Environmental Accreditation • Read More …

RIAI fees paid for year, here's my 2015 badge…

All requisite fees to RIAI have been paid for year and have received first ‘badge’ for 2015, awaiting Practice one and then I’ll update home page accordingly… A reminder that Mark Stephens and Mark Stephens Architects is a registered Member Read More …

New Years Resolution : More commercial work. @paulmknally mentioned

Over the last year there were a couple of non-residential, commercial projects that I thought “Yes, I could have done that one”. In much the same way that an actor sees the roles that he could have done better [than Read More …

This was the most popular post of 2014, have a great 2015 everyone

THIS POST on a slideshow of a ‘take’ on a traditional cottage (from 2010) for a new house was the most popular in 2014. If you’re looking for something similar then why not CONTACT US… Have a great 2015 everyone.

MarkStephensArchitects.com 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at Read More …

My highlights of 2014 No. 2 Finally a Passivhaus Designer

After many years of thinking about doing it, doing courses leading up to it (PHPP) and heaps of CPD I finally took and passed the ‘rigourous’ Certified European Passivhaus Consultant/Designer course & exam. Although technically the course & exam was 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 …

#Passivhaus trickle-down on 'Standard' projects

What I’m seeing over the last few years is that even if the client doesn’t go the ‘whole enchilada’ with a certified Passivhaus (I would however highly recommend designing, building and certifying to the Passivhaus standard incidentally); many of the Read More …