Open Door Returns
2021 Booking open
25 days to go
RIAI Simon Open Door
RIAI Simon Open Door is a partnership between the Simon Communities of Ireland and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). Since the campaign began in 2005, the RIAI Registered Architects and the Irish public have raised over €1.2million.
In return for a €95 donation, homeowners can receive an hour-long consultation with an RIAI Registered Architect to discuss building, rebuilding or renovating their homes. All participating Architects are giving their time and expertise for free.
One of Ireland's best-known architects, Dermot Bannon MRIAI, helped us launch this year's virtual campaign with a short video, in which he explains how people can get involved and support the RIAI Simon Open Door campaign.
How the Online Consultation Works
You can book an Architect by Location or by skill (e.g. if you own a historic home or you have protected structure building you can book a Conservation Architect).
After booking your consultation, the Architect will contact you and arrange the most suitable online platform to use. To make the most of your consultation the Architect may require some basic information from you in advance of your meeting. For further information on ‘What to Bring to your Consultation‘ and ‘What to expect from the Online Consultation’ visit the 'For Clients' page.
All consultations take place online and all funds raised go directly to the Simon Community to support their work in tackling homelessness.
Spread the word about the RIAI Simon Open Door campaign by using the hashtag #RIAIsimon.
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