About the RIAI
Founded in 1839, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland supports and regulates the architectural profession and promotes the value that architecture brings to society for everyone’s benefit. The purpose of the RIAI is to drive excellence in architecture and the built environment.
The RIAI engages with government, the professions, industry, clients and the public to promote quality in architecture, to deliver quality and sustainability in the built environment, to enrich our distinctive culture and heritage, to contribute to the competitiveness of our economy, and to improve quality of life for the people of Ireland, today and for generations to come. We also provide support services to Architects and Architectural Technologists.
In our public role, we run a number of special initiatives such as the RIAI Simon Open Door, which has raised over €600,000 to-date for the Simon Communities to combat the issue of homelessness in Ireland. We also provide free advice at public events such as the Ideal Homes Show in the RDS.
This year we are coinciding our consumer magazine house + design with this year’s RIAI Simon Open Door. The magazine is full of Ireland’s best architect-designed homes as well best practice advice from registered architects and professionals to help anyone looking for ideas for their home.
Why not visit us in the RIAI Bookshop at No 8 Merrion Square and browse Ireland’s largest selection of books on interior design and architecture.
The Registration Body for Architects
As the official registration body under the Building Control Act 2007, the RIAI is committed to discharging its obligations to administer the Register of Architects in Ireland. Although the RIAI carries out a statutory function as the Registration Body and Competent Authority for architects in Ireland, this is carried out on an entirely self-funding basis. The RIAI does not receive any Government Funding or State Aid for this statutory function.
The RIAI is a company limited by guarantee without share capital, registered in Ireland. Company Registration Number: 003498. Company Registered Address: 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Company Charitable Tax Exemption Number CHY 5436.