The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland | RIAI | Ireland

Founded in 1839, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland supports and regulates the architectural profession and promotes the value that architecture brings to society for everyone’s benefit.

The RIAI engages with government, the professions, industry, clients and the public to promote quality in architecture; to deliver quality and sustainability in the built environment; to enrich our distinctive culture and heritage; to contribute to the competitiveness of our economy; and to improve quality of life for the people of Ireland, today and for generations to come. We also provide support services to Architects and Architectural Technologists.

The RIAI seeks to provide architects with the professional training, education and research support required to consolidate the role of the RIAI - and the architecture profession generally - as champions of exemplary practice in architecture and urbanism; and to provide high quality professional services, public education, outreach programmes, and consumer protection to clients, end-users and the public.

Email: info(at)

Address: 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Phone nr: + 353 (0)1 676 1703


Training expert(s)

Dara Stewart, Architect at IHER Energy Services

Main fields or skills.

Sustainable (architectural) design; environmental (indoor) quality; insulation; air tightness building; ventilation systems.


Dara has over 15 years experience working in architecture and building energy consultancy. She has a Masters in Environmental Design of Buildings from Cardiff University and is a registered Architect, registered NSAI thermal modeller, BER Assessor and Certified Passive House Designer. She has previously worked on the IEE BUILD UP Skills Qualibuild project, the IEE Episcope Project and IEE nZEB Open Doors Ireland Campaign. She delivers Building Energy Rating training and CPD training to Architects and recently completed the CPD certificate course ‘Professional Energy Skills in nZEB’.


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