@ITSligo #Yearbook #Architecture #Faculty #JobFairy #YAADA

The long-time readers will know that I do some lecturing at IT Sligo in the Architecture Department. Each year, the outgoing year is featured in the ‘Year Book’ and as you can expect this year has been a little different Read More …

@Vectorworks #Energos #DesignSummit #Passivhaus Presentation by YT now live!

Following the regrettable postponement of the Vectorworks Design Summit in San Diego this year (where I was scheduled to speak on the Passivhaus design tools – Energos) (You can read more about the scheduled presentation HERE). The decision was made Read More …

We are open for business!

Popped into the office and opened up briefly to get a few things in the resumption back to construction work. Also changed the notice on the door to the below: And I even took a photo of me, taking a Read More …

Update on working under #Covid19 #StillWorking

I wrote THIS POST last week on our Covid-19 working policy; most of this is still current but this is a quick update on where we’re at currently: • The office is technically closed, one staff member is there isolated Read More …

Zoom notes for online lectures #Covid19 Massive thanks to @cjbuccafusco

Hi all I’ve compiled a few guidelines & tips for using Zoom in delivering online lectures etc… You can download them HERE Please feel free to share this document. A massive thanks to Chris Buccafusco who set me off on Read More …

Heat Loss Form Factor & architectural education cc @ElrondBurrell @ecominimalnick

As an architect, Passive House (Passivhaus) designer/consultant and educator (I’m a part-time lecturer at IT Sligo); we are at a critical phase in architectural education as regards aesthetics and energy performance. A significant factor that contributes to energy loss is Read More …

2019 – A year in review of Mark Stephens Architects

It’s that time of the year when we look back in review and see how good (or bad) the year has been. Here are a couple of other years where I’ve done the same thing: 2018 2016 Well what have Read More …

Survival links for the new #Architecture students of 2019

Following on from THIS POST regarding the CAO points for Architecture & congratulating you on getting there Here are a few links that may help once there: The Ultimate list of Tips for Incoming Architecture Students Top books for Architecture Read More …

Recession cycles & #CAO #Architecture cc @RIAIonline

Congratulations to all the students who have just received their CAO results and have chosen Architecture as their career. The RIAI has a neat summary of the points required this year (and those for last year) for the Architecture courses Read More …

@itsligo #CreativeShowcase #Architecture

Following on from completing my first year lecturing at ITSligo in the Architecture course; it was great to see the ‘End of Year Show’ – their ‘Creative Showcase’. It has been a privilege teaching such a great bunch of students Read More …