Individual RIBA membership categories

Individual members of the RIBA are a global network of professionals who share a common interest in architecture and the built environment.

Membership of the RIBA is recognised the world over as a symbol of professional excellence, with members located across the globe; they are the lifeblood and driving force of the Institute.

RIBA membership develops as you progress throughout your architectural studies and subsequent career by providing access to the latest knowledge, research and information, high-quality support services, world-class CPD and more.

RIBA Membership Services welcomes those thinking of joining the RIBA to arrange an appointment to come in and discuss the range of benefits and services that accompany membership.  As well as arranging meetings at 66 Portland Place we also make regional visits throughout the year. Call us now on +44 (0) 20 7307 3800 or email to book an appointment.

To find out more about becoming an individual member of the RIBA click on one of the following:


Lifelong membership of the RIBA
RIBA Membership

The RIBA offers a range of membership categories that provide services to support you throughout your career.

Click on the above to find out what sort of RIBA membership is right for you.

RIBA Student Membership
RIBA Student member

Free to join, this membership class is for architectural students studying part 1 or 2 of an RIBA or CAA (Commonwealth Association of Architects) validated course and is an essential resource in supporting your studies.

RIBA Associate Membership
RIBA Associate member

If you have completed your RIBA part 2 of an RIBA or CAA (Commonwealth Association of Architects) validated course and are currently studying for your part 3, or have chosen to pursue an alternative career.

RIBA Chartered Membership
RIBA Chartered member

The pinnacle of RIBA Membership, and recognition that those who are fully qualified RIBA Chartered Architects practise to the highest standards and are part of a global network of professionals.


RIBA Retired Chartered member

For those who have completed a career in architecture and hold a lifetime of knowledge and expertise in this field. You can continue to utilise the benefits and services of RIBA membership and stay connected with your peers and institute.

RIBA Affiliate Membership
RIBA Affiliate member

For those who have a professional interest in architecture and the built environment. As an RIBA Affiliate Member you will have access to a raft of benefits and services and be part of a renowned institute.



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