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RIBA membership for affiliated professionals

RIBA Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Member Lauren Westpfel from David Miller Architects

RIBA membership for those with a professional interest in architecture

The benefits of RIBA Membership are not only available to registered architects. If you have a professional interest in or passion for architecture and want to become part of the RIBA, you can join as a RIBA Affiliate Member.

Affiliate Membership gives you the opportunity to extend the reach of your professional contacts by providing a platform to network, share ideas and build new professional relationships. It also makes sure you have access to the most contemporary industry knowledge and the latest creative and cultural inspiration.

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As a RIBA Affiliate Member, you can enjoy RIBA benefits from as little as £6.50 a month.

Access a comprehensive range of professional services and exclusive resources.

Access to specialist knowledge, resources, expertise and advice

  • Receive up to a 50% discount off the cost of the RIBA CPD Programme on a wide range of topics including law, marketing, finance, legislation, GDPR and regulations
  • Receive up to a 50% discount off the cost of our professional events and discover new ways to take opportunities and overcome challenges
  • Exclusive access to our Members Information Service team, who listen carefully to what you need before connecting them to a solution that works.
RIBA Affiliate membership

Get a fresh perspective on architecture

We provide in-depth insight and analysis on professional issues, ensuring you always know what's going on.

  • Receive free or up to 50% discounted entry at all our architectural talks and events
  • Receive the RIBA Journal in print and digital, covering the big issues, in-depth and with plenty of analysis
  • Receive weekly original published content packed with practical advice for members about how to thrive in a changing regulatory and business environment
  • Access our advocacy campaigns, which create greater insight and opportunities for our members
RIBA Affiliate membership

Gain insight

  • Use our unrivalled network of contacts within architecture and related professions to discuss the big issues affecting your profession and learn from the experiences of others.
  • Access the latest regulations and legislation with information, publications and podcasts about the Construction Design and Management Regulations and how to take on the new Principal Designer role
  • Receive researched insights through our RIBA for Clients Initiative into the changing needs of major categories of clients
RIBA Affiliate membership

Grow your network

Connect and collaborate with architects and other related professions via access to regional offices, branches and other related professionals.

  • Join one of over 70 local, member-run branches and connect with other RIBA Members via meet-ups, building tours, talks and social events
  • Join over 150,000 people attending our events, exhibitions and talks each year

Eligibility Criteria

To become a RIBA Affiliate Member, your office must meet the following requirements:

  • hold a RIBA recognised Part 1 qualification 
  • be a lecturer (or similar) at an architectural school 
  • have a professional interest in architecture and/or construction and have a RIBA Chartered Member as a referee

Need advice or support on meeting the criteria? We are here to answer any questions you might have.

Fees are calculated based on your qualifying criteria, and date of application. Read our list of subscription fees FAQs for more information. 

Top image: Lauren Westpfel, RIBA Affiliate Member, David Miller Architects

How it works

email Complete the form below and send it back to us with payment by email or post
star Make a single pro-rata payment or choose monthly instalments by Direct Debit at no extra cost
group Your name will be put forward for election at the next Membership Admissions Committee, usually the 15th of each month
card_giftcard Your election will be confirmed within 5 business days of the committee. You'll be able to use all benefits, and receive a Welcome Pack and membership card in the post
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get in touch

Contact the RIBA Membership team directly:

Already a member? Contact the RIBA Information Centre's dedicated line with your membership number ready +44 (0)20 7307 3600


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