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​​Become a RIBA Client Adviser

Applications for 2019

Open call for applications to join the RIBA Client Adviser Register: 21 October - 11 November 2019

RIBA Client Advisers guide clients through the process of commissioning buildings, helping them to maximise the value and quality of their projects.

The RIBA Client Adviser is an RIBA-accredited role which meets the need for independent advice among various client groups.

RIBA accredited Client Advisers are experienced professionals that can provide impartial and informed advice from the earliest stages of the client’s project. They can draw up a business case, prepare the project brief, help select the right practice, set up and lead the project team or manage the procurement on behalf of the client.

If you would like to apply to join the Client Adviser Register, please see the Application Form and Application Guidance document.

In your application, please complete your ‘expertise sectors’ using the following categories where possible:

  • Housing – private
  • Housing - commercial
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Local authority
  • Humanitarian/resilience/disaster recovery
  • Other: please provide detail

Applications for 2019 will be considered in line with the below timeframes:

  • 21 October - 11 November 2018: open call
  • 12-15 November: confirm no conflicts of interest
  • 18 November – 22 November: Compliant/non-compliant applications checked and divided up for assessors
  • 25-29 November: assessment
  • mid - December: decisions communicated to applicants

How to apply

You do not need to be a member of the RIBA to apply to be a RIBA Client Adviser, but if you are accepted by the Assessment Panel you will EITHER need to become a member OR you will have to pay an additional £150 subscription before your name can be added to the RIBA Client Adviser Register.

Please note that you need to be a registered Architect in order to become a RIBA Client Adviser.

All applications are assessed by an RIBA Client Adviser Assessment Panel.

Please send your completed application to


Fees for membership to the RIBA Client Adviser Register are charged at £310 per annum.

Please email Client Adviser for more information.

If you are looking to work with a RIBA Client Adviser, please see the RIBA Client Adviser register.

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