Stephen Newell Architects
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Specialists in Extensions & New Builds
Following graduation Stephen worked in several well known practices before setting up his own Architectural studio over thirty years ago.

Forming good relationships with clients is the key to successful projects. He begins every project with a client meeting to discuss not only the functional requirements but also likes and dislikes. Years ago he would suggest to clients that they rip pages out of magazines and make two piles - images they like and just as importantly those they don't.

Nowadays, Houzz Ideabooks are the starting point !

Next he carries out a detailed, measured and photographic survey of the site and house as applicable so that they can be accurately 'drawn up'. Once in the computer the fun starts - the merging of ideas and the restraints of the building and site. With an initial scheme in hand and a tracing paper pad it's back to the clients. Often more ideas emerge at this meeting and after an intense hour or two something magical frequently appears. Once the preliminary design is agreed by all, the planning application process with the preparation of developed drawings begins.

The next stage is another exciting one as now the real detailed design and selection of materials and finishes begins, culminating with the issuing of a comprehensive set of construction drawings, specifications and health & safety documents for tendering purposes. Stephen has a panel of excellent builders. A building contract is signed, commencement notices issued and the JCBs arrive on site. During the build site meetings take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis, involving clients, builder and architect - a three way conversation from which great ideas translate to even better reality. To keep everyone on their toes minutes including time and cost updates are issued and when all is finished and everyone is happy Stephen issues certification with the Planning Permission and the Building Regulations as applicable.

The primary elements of Architecture are space and light. These ethereal elements do not cost anything. It is only when we enclose them that cost is introduced.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Accessible Design, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Basement Conversion, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Building Conservation, Building Design, Custom Build Homes, Drafting, Eco Homes, Floor Plans, Garden Plans, Green Building, Home Renovation, House Extensions, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovation, New Home Construction, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Utility Room Design, Technical Drawing or Drafting, Basement Remodeling, Construction Drawings, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Universal Design

Areas Served
Dublin 18, Balally, Blackrock, Bray, Cabinteely, Dalkey, Donnybrook, Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire, Enniskerry, Firhouse, Foxrock, Glencullen, Greystones, Kilcoole, Loughlinstown, Monkstown, Rathgar, Sallynoggin, Sandyford, Sandymount, Shankill, Stillorgan, Terenure, County Wicklow, Kilternan, Rathmichael, Wicklow, Delgany, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin 14

Certifications and Awards
Dublin's Client Driven Architectural Studio, RIBA & RIAI Affiliated

Contact: Stephen Newell
Location: Ballycorus, Kilternan
Dublin 18
Professional Information:
Stephen has had his own Architectural studio since 1985.

He was awarded a Batchelor of Architecture (with honours) degree by University Coillege Dublin in 1979 and subsequently has been elected to Registered membership of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, to Chartered membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects and to membership of the Institute of Designers in Ireland.

Stephen is registered in the Register for Architects (as required under the Building Control Act 2007). His Registration Number is 93011.
Typical Job Costs: EUR 100,000 - EUR 1,500,000
Pricing is entirely dependent upon client requirements. We offer an initial site visit and consultation meeting for a modest call out fee to understand your needs and wishes, and following this a quote. Dependent on your specifications we work very closely with you at each of stage of the design and build process.
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