Help is on the way

If you haven’t already, it’s time to book a one-hour no-obligation consultation with an architect to discuss your new build or renovation project, and at the same time help a good cause.

In ROI, check out the RIAI Simon Open Door 2019 event – you can book a one hour session with an architect for a rate of €95 and have all the proceeds go to the cause of fighting homelessness. You can resereve your space on to book a consultation between Saturday 11th May and Sunday 19th May.

If you’re in NI, a similar initiative called Ask an Architect supports the Friends of the Cancer Centre and the Jill Dodd Trust; bookings can be made on for a minimum donation of £40 and consultations can take place any time until the 17th May.

Image of a house by McCreanor & Co Architects – photo courtesy of McCreanor & Co


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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