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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 now and get the rest of 2020 for free.

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access to specialist knowledge, resources, expertise and advice

develop all the knowledge and skills you need to perform to the highest professional and ethical standards every day. you can

  • get up to a 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 them to a solution that works
  • get exclusive access to our specialist practice consultants, who provide you with legal, technical and professional support
  • access exclusive retail, lifestyle and leisure offers
riba Associate membership

learn from inspiring projects and get in-depth analysis of the big issues.

join over 150,000 people attending our events, exhibitions and talks each year. receive:

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

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. you can:

  • 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
  • meet architects with experience as a riba associate member through our speed mentoring programme
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grow your network

we can introduce you to a local and global network to connect, share ideas and perspectives and collaborate with a community of architects and other built environment 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
  • participate in uk branch volunteer initiatives such as architecture festivals, work with local schools and public exhibitions
  • enhance your skills and share your views via knowledge-sharing events and online social media communities

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 an riba associate member, you must have:

  • completed riba parts 1 and 2 or equivalent*
  • been awarded a qualification in architecture which is covered by the professional qualifications directive (2005/36/ ec) and have less than two years post-qualification experience

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 recognised courses completed before 2012. please contact us for more details.

top image: harry westwood, riba associate member, alec french architects. photographed by richard lea-hair

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