The 10th RIAI Simon Open Door weekend turned out to be a real record breaker. Over 1200 consultations took place nationwide on 10th and 11th May, raising a total of €67,085 this year for the charity. This has made the grand total of the campaign a massive €400,169 over 10 years.
Photo: Registered Architect Flavio Lombardo (right) taking part in the offices of Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge
Conceived by the RIAI in 2004, Simon Open Door is a simple yet fantastic scheme, benefitting both the Simon Communities of Ireland and members of the public. Anyone can sign up and, in return for a €50 donation, meet with a registered architect and get ideas for house extensions, new builds or making a house more energy efficient. Consultations took place in architects’ offices nationwide and in the RIAI offices on Merrion Square, along with IKEA and our own office in Ballsbridge.
We were delighted to support this event for the first time this year.
If you are interested in donating to the Simon Community or getting involved in next year's campaign please contact firstname.lastname@example.org