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Tidy Towns RIAI Public Realm Improvement - Challenge Architectural Commission

Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

In 2018 the RIAI introduced a new Tidy Towns Award to promote the skills of Architects in developing design led approaches to urban renewal and creating innovative ideas to urban design challenges in Irish towns and villages. The Award aims to broaden debate and understanding of the importance of design led urban planning. On a practical level, the aim is to engage with local communities and provide support in the form of architectural expertise in relation to local built environment issues. The winners of the inaugural 2018 RIAI Tidy Towns Challenge Award are Enniscorthy Tidy Towns Committee.

The RIAI wants to commission an architect or architectural practice to work with Enniscorthy Tidy Towns Committee to develop an illustrated Framework Plan which will address opportunities and challenges presented by proposed new flood relief scheme and a town by-pass. It is not intended that the commissioned architect will carry out the work identified in the Framework Plan, as this is beyond the scope of the commission. A briefing document will be provided to the commissioned architect.

In addition to the working with the Tidy Towns Committee the selected architects will be asked to provide a presentation to the RIAI on their findings and in the interest of open learning, it is intended that the report will be made publicly available.


RIAI Registered Architect,
Urban design experience and/or qualifications,
Experience working with community groups,
Knowledge of Enniscorthy.

The fee to the Architects will be fixed at €5,000 (plus VAT) which is to cover four days’ work (approximately) and all disbursements. There is no additional fee to cover travel expenses in this commission.Submissions must include a letter and 4 A4 sheets illustrating prior work.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 12.00 Monday 18th February 2019.  Submissions should be sent by email to spapa@riai.ie

The selection will be made by a sub-group of RIAI Urban Design Committee and the RIAI CEO. The selection committee may revert to applicants for additional information or clarifications prior to making its final decision.

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