Stephen Newell graduated with honours from the School of Architecture, UCD in 1979, receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Having gained experience working for several architectural practices he founded Stephen Newell Architects in 1985.
He has recently been honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institute of Designers in Ireland.
For more than 20 years he has been one of the National Adjudicators of the Tidy Towns Competition and since 2001 has adjudicated Ireland’s Best Kept Towns Competition.
As well as providing architectural services in relation to specific buildings Stephen Newell Architects have been involved in community projects and the preparation of town and village action plans.
As a practice, we provide a full-service architectural practice. Services include:
- Planning Application
- Home Extensions
- Residential Complete Build
- Commercial Design and Fitout
In our work we are particularly concerned with the contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture, the sculptural interplay of solid and void, juxtaposing planes and curves, the fragmentation of pure structure, the creation of light filled fluid spaces and evolving renewable energy technology.
Geometrical relationships and proportion are other interests as is the way in which a building relates to a site, whether urban or rural.
The primary elements of Architecture are space and light. We believe that all design born from these metaphysical elements produces a better result – dynamic and uplifting.
Our portfolio to date includes:
- private houses (new, remodelled and extended)
- residential developments
- church buildings
- commercial premises and much more