RIAI Simon Open Door

The RIAI Simon Open Door initiative is a collaboration between the Simon Communities and the RIAI. Homeowners receive an hour-long consultation with an RIAI Registered Architect to discuss building, renovating or retrofitting their home. All participating Architects give their time and expertise for free, and every cent raised goes directly to the Simon Communities to help tackle homelessness in Ireland.

The 2024 RIAI Simon Open Door campaign will take place over a week from 8-15 April. This is the 20th anniversary year of the campaign and RIAI Members have raised close to €1,4m in donations for the Simon Communities in Ireland.

We are currently accepting Architect Registrations only. Client Registrations will commence in early March.


Simon Open Door 2022 Team: LR RIAI CEO Kathryn Meghen, RIAI Simon Open Door Campaign Coordinator Sonila Papa, RIAI IT Manager Elaine McCarthy, Campaign Spokesperson Dermot Bannon MRIAI, Director of Architecture and Communications at the RIAI Sandra O'Connell, Dublin Simon Community Assia Buono and Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager Stephanie Nolan.

Any queries relating to the RIAI Simon Open Door campaign please email Sonila Papa

Please feel free to spread the word about the RIAI Simon Open Door campaign by using the hashtag #RIAISimon