Two Wexford architectural firms will take part in Simon's Open Door initiative

By Esther Hayden

Published 21/04/2015 | 00:00

Pictured at RIAI Simon Open Door launch, architect, Dermot Bannon and Jessica Walsh (5) launching the RIAI Simon Open Door initiative.
Pictured at RIAI Simon Open Door launch, architect, Dermot Bannon and Jessica Walsh (5) launching the RIAI Simon Open Door initiative.

Two Wexford architectural firms have signed up for the 11th annual RIAI Simon Door initiative.

The joint venture between the Royal Institute of Architects and the Simon Communities will see Isabel Barros Architects and Winkens Architecture offer one hour consultations to the public for a donation of €55, every cent of which goes directly to the Simon Communities in Ireland.

There are currently four slots left with at Isabel Barros Architects, two on Saturday and two on Sunday while there are three slots left at Winkens Architecture, all of which are on Saturday morning.

To date, €400,000 has been raised by the Irish public and architects. RIAI Simon Open Door takes place on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 and all architects are giving their time for free.

Robin Mandal, president of the RIAI said: Currently, we are seeing increased activity in the construction industry and the domestic sector, in particular, is blossoming. RIAI Simon Open Door gives the public a great opportunity to sit down with a registered architect and get ideas for house extensions, new builds, creating more space to suit a growing family, and making your house more energy efficient. Architects can provide advice on potential renovations if you're thinking of buying a house. There is no project too big or small - architects can give advice on anything from extensions to insulation, boilers, storage, windows and lighting. We are encouraging people to get the best advice on building a home for the future and in turn to help the most worthy of causes.'

Log on to www.simonopendoor.ie to book your one-hour consultation.

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