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 is old but this is new, let's see how Glenn Murcutt does it…

I am a great believer in that you don’t have to extend older properties in the same style as the original. My catch phrase is “This [the existing house] maybe old but this [the extension] is new” Let’s see how Read More …

If you're thinking of building in 2014, January is when you're looking for an architect…[statistics]

When you’ve been running websites for a while, the stats begin to get quite interesting. And if you’re running an architectural practice I think the following year-on-year statistic is definitely the most interesting. Throughout the year, the visitors to my Read More …

A Seasons Greeting mp3 message from Mark Stephens Architects

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Mark Stephens Architects Click on PLAY below for a Seasons Greeting mp3 message: A special thanks to Natalie Cooper ( @voiceovergirl – Professional voice-over artiste)

Sheet on cottage restoration & new house

Slowly working my way through projects to create sheets on each one, this was done a while back; a cobblers cottage restoration together with a new house and garage. Executed an an authentic style yet with a few contemporary bits Read More …

Last blog post of 2012 – the juicy WordPress stats and Happy New Year

At this time every year WordPress summarises the statistics for the website for the year and what a year it’s been – a 4.5x increase in views from 2010 and I thank each and every one of you that has Read More …

The ubiquitous 'Year in Review 2012…' of Mark Stephens Architects:

I’ve been doing these a few years now on this blog and it’s interesting looking back on them: Year in review 2010 Year in review 2011 What’s interesting as you look over the years are the projects that are being Read More …

Being an architect is the coolest job in world and this is why…

A bold statement but when I’m in a particularly good mood, I know it’s true. This is why: In your work, say you have a set of tenets that you have been taught to work to; now say that you Read More …