Wednesday 22 May 2019

Architects show support for Simon Community

A number of Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) - registered architects in Louth plan to open their doors to support the Simon Community.

The RIAI and the Simon Community are calling on members of the public to sign up to the 15th annual RIAI Simon Open Door campaign. In return for a €95 donation, homeowners can receive an hour-long consultation with an RIAI-registered architect to discuss building, rebuilding or renovating their homes. All funds raised go directly to the Simon Community to support their work in tackling homelessness.

This year RIAI Simon Open Door runs from Saturday, 11th May until Sunday, 19th May. Due to demand in previous years, the initiative has been extended to run for 9 days including two weekends, giving lots of opportunity to find a consultation time that suits.

One of the country's best-known architects, Dermot Bannon, was on hand to launch the campaign, and to encourage his fellow RIAI architects to take part and raise funds to help tackle the housing and homeless crisis.

Drogheda Independent