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Join RIBA Gulf

Why join the RIBA?

Through our Gulf Chapter community and by taking part in and delivering a wide range of events and services, we support and engage our members across the Gulf region.

We set the standard for educational and professional excellence, shine a light on your work, represent your views and focus on the issues that matter most to you. We provide support, networking opportunities and practical resources to help you and your business grow. 

How to become a member: 

In order to join and become a member of the RIBA, you will need to demonstrate qualifications and provide information and documents about your architectural experience.

To check whether you are eligible to become a member, please ensure you have one of the following:

  • RIBA Parts 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent*)
  • A qualification in architecture which is covered by the EU Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)
    access to the profession of architect in the EU country in which the qualification was gained
    a minimum of 2 years of professional practical experience 
  • OR
    RIBA Parts 1 and 2 with at least 2 years professional post-qualification experience
  • OR
    Proof of full architect membership of one of 12 international institutes
*includes ARB exemptions and some CAA courses gained before 2012.

Please complete the following form, submitting documents and information that will help us to assess your membership application. 

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