• 23 Mar 2022

Supporting Ukrainian Architects Arriving in Ireland

In support of the community of Ukraine, the RIAI has set up a list of practices happy to take on Ukrainian Architects, Architectural Technologists and Graduates who are arriving in Ireland to seek shelter from the war. 

If you have arrived in Ireland from Ukraine and are seeking employment with Irish architects, please contact the RIAI on info@riai.ie with a brief description of your qualifications and experience and the type of role you are interested in.

If you are a practice who would like to employ Ukrainian Architects, Architectural Technologists or Graduates, please contact us via info@riai.ie with a brief description of the positions you have available including the type of role, available hours, location and timeline for vacancy to be filled. 

The RIAI is also liaising with our colleagues in the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) to develop further structures and initiatives to support those fleeing from the war in Ukraine. 

Citizens Information provides detailed information on supports available for people arriving from Ukraine outlining rights to live and work in Ireland under the Temporary Protection Directive, which might clarify questions you might have.  https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/asylum_seekers_and_refugees/the_asylum_process_in_ireland/coming_to_ireland_from_ukraine.html

Please contact us at info@riai.ie subject line, Ukrainian Architects / Architectural Technologist, if you wish to be part of this initiative.

RIAI President Charlotte Sheridan writes: “As a community we are shocked and deeply concerned at the ongoing military aggression that is severely affecting the well-being and dignity of all citizens of Ukraine. We express our support and solidarity with the National Union of Architects of Ukraine and we will support Ukrainian architects and students in any way that we can. We join other architectural institutions and organisations throughout the world in denouncing this action.”