Simon Open Door 2015


Bright Design Architects are again participating in the Simon Open Door initiative this year. For a modest €50 donation to the Simon Community the public can arrange a consultation with an architect. This affords an opportunity to avail of professional advice on a project without any obligation. Furthermore, no project is too big or too small and the opportunity exists for the public to gain advice on domestic projects that could make a big difference. The double benefit is that it aids a really good cause and over the years it has generated much needed donations needed to sustain the work of the Simon Community.

The initiative has yet to be formally launched but it would appear that bookings are filling quickly. In response we have added some additional slots. These can be booked by going to the Simon Open Door website and following the instructions. Click here for a direct link.

Through the consultation a client will be given general information on the services that architects provide and the fees; information on building costs; planning and building regulation issues and the process of design through tender and construction. It is a lot to fit into a one hour consultation and the advice is to prepare in advance. To help there are a number of useful links:

What to bring on the Day

Top ten questions to ask your Architect

Top tips From RIAI Architects

Working with your Architect

What should you think about before you start your project?

The event is co-organised by the RIAI ( who are the registration body for architects in Ireland.