We’re back at work! Website updated for 2020!

Just to let you know that the office has formally reopened, a bit of a struggle on the first day back but the team is here and with the help of some coffee we’ll get through the day. I hope Read More …

Pleased to continue to be member of International Passive House Association (iPHA)

It’s that time of year where the subscriptions to renew come in thick and fast. Here’s one of the first I’ve sorted for 2020; where I renewed my membership of the International Passive House Asscosiation (I did this at the Read More …

Mark Stephens continues as Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Consultant & Designer

I am pleased to announce that I have renewed my Passivhaus Certification and the qualification as Certified Passivhaus Consultant through the papers, presentations and CPD undertaken over the last 5 years. We have also completed a house fully to the Read More …

#Mayo #Cottage #Refurbishment reaches completion

Another project finished in County Mayo – a refurbishment and tidy-up of a traditional Irish Cottage (our specialty!). The project required planning as we removed the flat roof at the back and replaced it with a double pitched slate roof Read More …

IRISH ARCHITECTS DECLARE CLIMATE & BIODIVERSITY EMERGENCY

Architects Declare Ireland is calling on registered architects to sign a declaration acknowledging the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss as the most serious issue of our time. A group of Irish architects has declared a climate and biodiversity Read More …

Great testimonial added (from another architect)…

It’s great when you get feedback from your peers (a visitor to one of our projects by a fellow architect), and we’ve just added this to the Testimonials Page on our website: “[This] house is an advertisement as to why Read More …

The Irish Construction Industry after #Brexit #GettingIrelandBrexitReady

The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government has just sent us the ‘Impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on construction products’, from the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government. From the date the UK leaves the EU (currently Read More …

How much does an architect cost (again)…

If there’s one blog post that I return to again and again it’s this one. And it’s also the question I am asked the most; generally the question is along the lines: ‘How much does a set of plans cost’ Read More …

Off-grid artists studio completed somewhere

I helped an artist a while back with their off-grid, home pod and studio; names & location private. Below is a quick animation of the original sketch design: And here’s how it turned out:

#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 …