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RIBA Associate Membership

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A global community of architects and built environment professionals

You’ve worked hard for your RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 (or EU equivalent), so why not enhance your career and industry knowledge as a RIBA Associate member?

With access to up-to-date and specialist resources, a growing global network and a platform to voice your views and drive positive change, together we can build a better, more sustainable future for architecture. RIBA membership is recognised and respected around the world. Show clients, employers and the public that you are committed to the highest standard of professional and ethical practice. Join us today – and help shape the future of architecture for tomorrow.

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Join from as little as £4.83 a month

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Everyday practical support

  • receive the RIBA Journal 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
  • connect with over 50,000 community experts, share challenges, explore opportunities and gain a broader perspective
  • get special access to our Contact Centre & Membership Servicing team, who will listen to your needs and connect you with relevant guidance. Plus, tap into our Specialist Practice Consultants for legal, technical, and professional support
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Member exclusive knowledge and resources

  • access hundreds of hours of free content on topics such as ethics, safety, marketing and finance, plus discounted pay-as-you-go expert learning - build your skills and stay on top of changes to regulations, technology and materials
  • get inspired, explore opportunities and network at a wide range of professional events, seminars, exhibitions, workshops and more at exclusive member rates
  • connect with regional, local and overseas RIBA teams for support, help and guidance - or just to share your ideas
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Innovate and influence

  • join our 53,000+ members in a collaborative drive to champion equity, diversity and inclusion in the industry
  • your support enables us to conserve and safeguard one of the biggest international architectural collections and present engaging public exhibitions to promote an appreciation of architecture
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Add your voice, make a difference

  • as a RIBA Associate Member, you’ll become one of our global guardians of architecture, supporting our commitment to tackling big issues including the climate emergency
  • be represented and make your voice heard – support our government lobbying on key matters for a positive impact
  • advocate for architecture, advance the industry and support a flourishing future that benefits everyone.
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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 an RIBA Associate Member, you must have:

  • RIBA Parts 1 and 2 (or equivalent*)


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


  • 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:

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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