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Record Breaking RIAI Simon Open Door 2014 - RIAI Architects Raise Over 400,000 in 10 Years

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014

[Consultations taking place in the RIAI Offices, Merrion Square]

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. The RIAI would like to thank all participating architects for giving their time for free and for raising essential funds for the Simon Communities. Every single cent raised goes towards the work of the Simon Communities of Ireland.

[RIAI President Robin Mandal taking part in the Simon Open Door]

Conceived by the RIAI and Simon Communities of Ireland 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 take place in architects’ offices nationwide and in the RIAI offices on Merrion Square, where RIAI President Robin Mandal also delivered consultations. Other venues include IKEA and, new this year, the offices of Sherry Fitzgerald in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

[Registered Architect Flavio Lombardo (right) taking part in the offices of Sherry Fitzgerald Ballsbridge]

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