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riba affiliate membership

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riba membership for those with a professional interest in architecture

if you have a professional interest in or passion for architecture and want to become part of the riba, you can join as a riba affiliate member.

affiliate membership gives you the opportunity to extend the reach of your professional contacts by providing a platform to network, share ideas and build new professional relationships. it also makes sure you have access to the most contemporary industry knowledge and the latest creative and cultural inspiration.

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join now and get the rest of 2020 for free.

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access to specialist knowledge, resources, expertise and advice

with our affiliate membership, you can:

  • get up to 50% discount off the cost of the riba cpd programme’s wide range of topics including fire safety, ethics law, marketing, finance, legislation, gdpr and building regulations.
  • receive up to a 50% discount off the cost of our professional events and discover new ways to take opportunities and overcome challenges
  • get exclusive access to our members information service team, who listen carefully to what you need before connecting you to a solution that works
  • access exclusive retail, lifestyle and leisure offers
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grow your network

connect and collaborate with architects and other related professions via access to regional offices, branches and other related professionals. you can:

  • join one of over 70 local, member-run branches and connect with other riba members via meet-ups, building tours, talks and social events
  • approach one of our 10 local riba offices throughout the uk for advice about a local issue or to get involved
  • get involved with a local region or chapter, if you're based outside the uk
  • join over 150,000 people attending our events, exhibitions and talks each year
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gain insight

as an affiliate member, you can:

  • use our unrivalled network of contacts within architecture and related professions to discuss the big issues affecting your profession and learn from the experiences of others.
  • access the latest regulations and legislation with information, publications and podcasts about the construction design and management regulations and how to take on the principal designer role
  • receive researched insights through our riba for clients initiative into the changing needs of major categories of clients
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get a fresh perspective on architecture

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

  • receive free or up to 50% discounted entry at all our architectural talks and events
  • get the riba journal in print and digital, covering the big issues, in-depth and with plenty of analysis. retail value £180+vat
  • receive weekly original published content packed with practical advice for members about how to thrive in a changing regulatory and business environment
  • access our advocacy campaigns, which create greater insight and opportunities for our members

get in touch

contact the riba membership team directly:

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 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 
  • or
  • hold a riba recognised part 1 qualification 
  • be a lecturer (or similar) at an architectural school 


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. 

top image: naomi cripps, riba affiliate member, stride treglown. photographed by richard lea-hair

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