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RIBA Affiliate Membership

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Enhance your career, build your network and showcase your work by joining our global community

If you have a professional interest in architecture, we invite you to join our community of 53,000+ built environment professionals as a RIBA Affiliate Member.

Internationally recognised and respected, RIBA membership demonstrates your commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical practice. As a global guardian of architecture, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your network and career, share ideas, advocate for important issues, access practical resources and champion a more sustainable future. Join us now: Use your voice to drive lasting, meaningful change towards a better world.

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Join from as little as £9.75 a month

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Practical support

  • keep up with the big issues and the small details for architecture and the built environment. Receive the RIBA Journal magazine directly to your door or device and enjoy unlimited digital content on (worth up to £225)
  • unlock news, stories and opinion from the wider world of architecture and the built environment, written by experts and addressing current issues in the field
  • get career guidance on resilience, portfolio improvement, effective presentations, successful interviews, and finding the right job opportunities
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RIBA Affiliate membership

Knowledge, expertise and community

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

  • access resources, master core and specialist skills and stay up-to-date with the latest regulations, technologies and materials with the RIBA academy - with discounted CPD
  • get inspired at digital and in-person events, conferences, talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops across 70 local branches and get a discounted rate as a RIBA member
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Influence and advocacy

  • be represented - add your voice and contribute to our lobbying and campaigns on big industry issues like equality, diversity, inclusion and the climate emergency
  • advocate for the positive impact of architecture on people and the planet 
  • help to advance architecture and lower barriers to entry for a more equitable profession
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Protect the past, improve the future

  • help to build belief in the benefits of the built environment industry, educating the architects of the future, along with government and society to demonstrate what architecture can do, why it matters and the benefits it offers
  • play a part in maintaining our incredible library and collections - a celebration of architectural history and achievement
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Get in touch

Contact the RIBA Membership Development team:

Already a member? Call RIBA Contact Centre and Membership Servicing’s dedicated line with your membership number ready at: +44 (0)20 7307 5355

Eligibility criteria

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

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

Affiliate Membership cannot be used in a promotional or professional capacity to win business.

Fill out a PDF application form if you meet these criteria and send to:

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.

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