The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2024 annual subscription fees for individual members and Chartered Practices.
Following a reduction in 2021, a price freeze in 2022, and an increase in 2023, 2024 membership rates will increase by 4.5%. This is, again, below the predicted rate of inflation.
Support for those facing financial hardship, on lower incomes, or retired architects will continue. Free membership for Part 1 and Part 2 students at RIBA validated schools of architecture, and those on their year out between Part 1 and Part 2, will also continue.
In 2024, the annual fee for the most common form of membership – a UK-based Chartered Member who has been qualified for over five years – will increase by £19 to £448. Fees for UK-based Chartered Members with less than five years’ experience will increase by £11 to £266. Fees for international Chartered Members with less than five years’ experience will increase by £9 to £213 and by £15 to £358 for those with more than five years’ experience.
The fees for all other individual membership categories (Affiliate, Associate and Fellow) and Chartered Practices will also increase by 4.5%.
RIBA Chair of Board, Jack Pringle, said:
“After much discussion, and agreement by elected representatives, annual subscriptions fees will increase in 2024, though kept below levels that would be in line with inflation. This will ensure RIBA can continue to deliver the support and services members need: from our work in education, developing critical tools and CPD content, to guiding clients on the value of an architect, to celebrating architects and architecture and campaigning for legislation and standards that change society for the better. We continually assess our priorities and refine our offer by listening to member feedback, making sure our work is focused on what matters.
RIBA has made great strides in the last two years, to become more lean, more sustainable and member focused. We have reduced our property portfolio, and are investing in technology to connect our growing global network.
Being a RIBA member means being part of an influential global professional network of skilled individuals with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and expertise. Together, we continue our work, united in our ambition to promote architecture as a force for good.”
The 2024 membership fees have been approved by RIBA Board, RIBA Council, RIAS and RSUA representatives.
Members will receive their subscription renewal letters and further information at the beginning of November 2023.