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Simon Open Door 2013

We are pleased to announce our participation once again in this year’s “Simon Open Door” initiative.

The annual Simon Open Door event takes place over Saturday and Sunday, 11th and 12th May 2013. Members of the public can now book a consultation with an RIAI Registered Architect by logging on to The donation of €50.00 will go directly to the Simon Community of Ireland as all architects are giving their time and expertise for free.

The Simon Communities of Ireland work with people who experience homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland.

Simon Open Door 2013

This is the 9th year that the Simon Communities of Ireland has partnered with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. To date, over 4,600 people have taken part in the very successful fundraising initiative for Simon with almost €300,000 being raised for the charity over the years.

Anyone looking to build, renovate or extend their home or business may be interested in this initiative. From new builds to small extensions or houses that are not functional, the Architect has the most appropriate training and experience to help you with your building project.

You can sign up for an appointment with Isabel Barros Architects on either Saturday 11th May or Sunday 12th May directly here, or with other registered Architects at If for some reason these dates do not suit you, please book a time anyway and leave a note asking to have a different date.


Read Testimonials about the Simon Open Door. Join Simon Open Door page in Facebook.

“I Love Architecture” Returns With Free Valentine’s Vouchers

It is the 3rd year we are running the “I Love Architecture” campaign and once again we are pleased to spread the love with free Valentine’s vouchers.

The campaign plans to make the general public aware of the importance of good Architecture. We aim to promote Architecture as a priority to improve the quality of the built environment.






Good Architecture and design can be large or small, simple or complex, traditional or contemporary. Every aspect of our lives is influenced by the built environment – through the houses we live in, the schools we learn in, the offices or factories we work in, the public buildings we enter, and even the streets in which we move about.

As part of this campaign Isabel Barros Architects is offering 5 Valentine’s Gift Vouchers for a free consultation worth €100 with a registered RIAI Architect.

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This is a great opportunity for people to discuss their plans with an Architect and get free advice. Whether it’s a small house extension, a shop restyling or a major scale development, architects can bring their creativity and technical experience to help you achieve a design that contributes to your sense of well being and respects the built environment.

In one hour we can cover design ideas for an extension, renovation or a new building, optimize your shop layout or window display, explain the planning and construction stages or provide general planning advice.

You can obtain your free Valentine’s Gift Voucher for a consultation worth €100 by contacting Isabel Barros Architects office at 053 91 78957 or by sending an email to Hurry up, last year the vouchers were gone in less than a week!

The offer is limited to the first 5 eligible registered respondents who respond before the end of February 2013 with name, address, email, contact no. and project details. Terms and Conditions apply.



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Disclaimer: “I Love Architecture” campaign is an initiative created by Isabel Barros in 2011. The idea, initiative and logo are property of Isabel Barros Architects. The copyright of this content is subject to Government copyright according to the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000. References and use of logo image are permitted if author or source are quoted.

Architects Provide Advice at the National Ploughing Championships

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland will participate for the first time with a free Advice Centre at the 2012 National Ploughing Championships.

From Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th September, the RIAI will run an Advice Centre at the show where the public can meet a registered architect for a 20-30 min. consultation, completely for free.

What can I discuss with an Architect at the Ploughing Championships?

A Registered RIAI Architect can provide professional advice on a wide range of issues relating to your home and your project including:

  • Improving energy efficiency and reducing your utility bills
  • Building a new home or extending your current home
  • Planning applications and planning issues
  • LEADER funding
  • Registration of septic tanks
  • Sustainable development and reuse of vacant buildings
  • Rep 4 Traditional farm building grants
  • Conservation issues – an RIAI Conservation Architect will discuss appropriate methods and materials

Isabel Barros, B.Arch. (Hons.) MRIAI will be providing advice on the 26th September from 3pm to 6pm.

To book your time with Isabel or any other architect, please visit Stand No. 726 – Row V – Block 1, within the ‘Avondale Arcade’.

To help the architect give you the best advice, please bring with you (if possible) some photos, a brief description of what you want to do, and some measurements to give an idea of how much space there is to work with.

For more information visit the RIAI website.

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