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Discover Our Expert Consultations

You’ve asked, and we’ve answered.

We’ve received so many requests for consultations from dreamers, homeowners, and prospective buyers that we’ve now created a dedicated page on our website for this purpose!

Discover our consultation services here.

  • Pre-Purchase Consultation – Considering buying a house? Get the eyes of an expert to evaluate its potential and uncover hidden gems or potential pitfalls.
  • Design Review – This service provides an honest expert second opinion about a design that may have been drawn by you, a builder or another designer. We’ll review your drawings, point out areas of concern, and provide suggestions for how to improve the design.
  • Advice On Planning Issues – Navigating the complexities of Planning Regulations can be a daunting task. This consultation is designed to provide you with expert guidance and solutions.
  • Pre-Design Advice – This consultation offers expert guidance to set a strong foundation for your project. It provides a site assessment, idea exploration, possible planning constraints, discussion on sustainability and energy efficiency considerations, budget planning, etc.
  • Advice On Building Regulations – Understanding the intricacies of Building Regulations can be challenging; this consultation aims to provide expert insights and effective strategies in this domain.
  • Advice On Conservation Issues – Applies to historic/old buildings and protected structures. It offers expert advice on best conservation practices and techniques topreserve your heritage assets.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

“Architecture & Design Firm of the Year” Award Two Years in a Row

We are thrilled to announce that Isabel Barros Architects has been awarded the title of Ireland’s Architecture & Design Firm of the Year for the second time in the prestigious Corporate LiveWire Global Awards.

The Corporate LiveWire Global Awards recognize businesses and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields. The awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts who evaluate nominees based on their innovation, quality of service, and overall performance.

The Corporate LiveWire judging panel looks first at whether the business or firm is providing the best in its particular field in terms of quality, efficiency and delivery. The panel takes into consideration the expertise and specialisation of the individuals within the team, the client portfolio and the experience gained from representing these clients, as well as any recent notable achievements.

The judging panel was particularly impressed by the flexibility of Isabel’s architectural services; working on a huge variety of different homes and buildings while always maintaining the same level of expertise and excellence. The judges also acknowledged the humanist and environmental approach adopted across all designs.

Read our feature page in the annual 2022/23 Global Awards publication:

This prestigious recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to innovation, excellence, and sustainable design practices. We are beyond thrilled to share this exciting news!

Supporting the Simon Communities in Ending Homelessness in Ireland

The RIAI Simon Open Door initiative is back for another year, running from the 8th to the 14th of May 2023. This initiative is a collaborative effort between the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Simon Communities of Ireland, which work towards providing support and housing to people experiencing homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland.

The initiative offers an opportunity to consult with a RIAI Registered Architect for an hour-long session. In return, a donation of €98 is required, and all of the funds raised go directly towards the Simon Communities of Ireland.

The Simon Communities of Ireland have been providing innovative solutions to ending homelessness in Ireland for almost 50 years. They work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping them find appropriate homes and providing necessary support to realize their potential and live fulfilling lives.

The RIAI has been in partnership with the Simon Communities of Ireland for over a decade. The partnership has raised almost €1.4 million to support the Simon Communities’ work.

All participating architects are giving their time and expertise for free, ensuring that every cent raised goes directly to the Simon Communities of Ireland.

The RIAI supports and regulates the architectural profession in Ireland, promoting the value that architecture brings to society for everyone’s benefit. With over 3,300 Registered Architects in Ireland, the RIAI ensures high standards for consumer protection.

Join us in supporting the Simon Communities of Ireland and their vision of a society where no one is homeless. Book your consultation with a RIAI Registered Architect today and help make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland. To book a consultation, visit

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