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RIBA Associate Membership

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A global community of architects and built environment professionals

We provide you with the everyday practical resources you need, represent your views and focus on the issues that matter most to you. Together we are creating a better future for architecture.

Be confident that you're gaining the knowledge and skills you'll need. You have worked hard for your RIBA Part 2 or EU equivalent and now you are eligible to become a RIBA Associate Member. RIBA campaigns hard to protect you and your profession, by joining us, you can help us do more.

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Join from as little as £4.33 a month

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Everyday practical support

  • keep up with the big issues and the small details for architecture and the built environment with desktop and mobile access to hundreds of RIBA Journal articles and you get your print copy (retails at £180 + VAT)
  • unlock advice and guidance on career resilience, getting the best out of your portfolio, confidently presenting your projects, impressing at interview, or just figuring out what steps to take next to open up the best opportunities just for you
  • exclusive digital and telephone access to our solution focused Information Service team, who will listen carefully to what you need and connect you with the guidance that’s right for you and Specialist Practice Consultants, who provide you with legal, technical and professional support
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Access to Member exclusive specialist knowledge, resources, expertise and advice

  • regulation, technology and materials are always changing. As an Associate Member you get access to hundreds of hours of free learning content as well as 20% discount off the cost of pay as you go expert learning you need to stay on top of your game. The RIBA Academy offers a wide range of topics including fire safety, ethics law, marketing, finance, legislation, GDPR, and building regulations
  • receive up to a 20% discount off the cost of other professional events where you can discover new ways to take opportunities and overcome challenges or just be inspired by other great architects
  • talk to the RIBA team nearest you for help and advice, network with your peers at hundreds of digital and face to face events or connect with your region, local Branch or RIBA Chapter overseas
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Let employers know you have achieved the highest standards in architecture

  • unlock hundreds of professional features on architecture.com, written by architects and other experts
  • submit projects to a selection of our well respected and high-profile RIBA Awards, that recognise and promote design innovation, sustainable technologies, and meaningful social impact in the UK and across the world
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Add your voice and make a difference in the world

  • as a RIBA Associate Member, you will add your voice to a global membership of over 50,000 individuals, supporting the Institute in our progressive campaigns on big issues like Diversity and Inclusion in architecture, and the climate emergency
  • support the conservation and safeguarding of one of the world’s biggest architectural collections and ensuring we reach out to the public with engaging exhibitions all year round
  • help us deliver architectural workshops for thousands of children in schools all over the country
  • demonstrating your commitment to the highest standards in education will support others to take the same journey you have to be the architect you are today
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Get in touch

Contact the RIBA Membership team:

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

Eligibility criteria

To become an RIBA Associate Member, you must have:

  • RIBA Parts 1 and 2 (or equivalent*)

OR

  • been awarded a qualification in architecture that is covered by the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)

AND

  • have access to the profession of architect in the country in which the qualification was gained, and less than two years post-qualification experience 

Fill out a PDF application form if you meet these criteria and send to: membership.development@riba.org

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

If you've completed Part 3, or are an EU graduate who has 2 or more years of practical experience, you can join now as a Chartered Member.

If you haven’t completed Part 2 yet, you can apply for free Student Membership.

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

*includes ARB exemptions and some CAA courses gained before 2012. Please contact us for more details.

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