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    Ever wondered how architects such as Ken Shuttleworth, Chris Williamson and Barbara Weiss got to where they are today? Access exclusive interviews and guidance from the top of the architectural profession.

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RIBA Associate Membership gives you that all important support to enable your career to flourish. Together we can help you achieve the professional status you want.

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RIBA Vantage Point

Views from the top of the architectural profession - gives you the knowledge and expert guidance in order to help you make the next all important move in your career.

Gain unique access to in-depth insights from top architects, including Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects and former partner at Foster and Partners, and Chris Williamson from Weston Williamson.

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RIBA Talking Heads

Managing a Career in Architecture - if you had the chance to be face-to-face with some established architects and experts within the architectural profession, what would you want to know?

How did they become successful? What makes a good candidate for a job? How do you remain at the cutting-edge of design?

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RIBA Insurance Agency

Access tailor-made insurance, and much more through the RIBA Insurance Agency.

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RIBA Member Offers

Exclusive to RIBA Associate Members, access a wide range of offers including; cashback for high street brands, discounts on travel, training and software skills and discount off mobile phone tariffs through Shebang.

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Providing you with the business knowledge, expertise and competitive advantage to showcase your talent and advance your professionalism.

RIBA Perspectives

Stepping outside of architecture, we’ve made the connections to expand your business expertise and knowledge.

How does Bryan Edmonson, Partner of SEA, sell creative ideas to a portfolio of clients that include Adidas and Jamie Oliver?

Rob Hamilton, CEO and Founder of Instant, turned his business into one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. What does he have to say about writing a successful Business Plan?

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Take advantage of the Résumé App to collate and manage your job search and applications. This essential job tool has been specifically designed for architectural job hunting and is exclusive to our Associate Members.



Engage with the extensive RIBA CPD core curriculum, assisting you further in your career development. Record and manage your CPD and attend discounted events and seminars.

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Get yourself known and your talents recognised.

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To support you in the design and practice of architecture to advance your fields of knowledge.

RIBA Journal

Receive all the latest news in design and practice brought to you free every month by one of the UK’s most respected architectural magazines (usually worth £158 pa in the UK, or £197 internationally).

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RIBA Member Update

Keep right up-to-date on topics such as practice, CPD information, the work of the RIBA and much more.

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RIBA Information Centre

Receive bespoke and specialist guidance on questions relating to practice, the profession, conservation, the work of the RIBA and much more.

Library Access

Borrow from an incredible international collection of books, journals, manuscripts, drawings and photographs covering the history and practice of architecture, the built environment and landscape design.

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You can also find out more information and join today by calling 020 7307 3686 or emailing

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If you would prefer to apply by downloading and completing a paper application form please click here and return it by post, email or fax to Membership Services. Contact details provided in the application form.

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Who can join?

RIBA Associate Membership is for individuals who:

  • have passed RIBA recognised Parts 1 and 2 examination in architecture


  • have been awarded an architectural qualification consisting of a minimum of five years of academic study, which is listed in the European Union Directive.

If you're a student studying Part 1 or 2, click here to apply for the RIBA student membership.

If you’ve completed part 1, 2 and 3, click here to apply for the RIBA Chartered Membership.

If you're a non-UK-based graduate applying for RIBA Associate Membership, click here to download the application form as we will need to receive further supporting documentation by post or email.


How to apply

  1. Complete the following form.
  2. Please download the declaration and checklist and return supporting documents and a signed declaration to the RIBA by fax, email or post.
  3. We will send details for direct debit payment options and signatures for you to return to us.
  4. Your name will be put forward for election by the membership admissions committee (within 4-6 weeks).
  5. Once elected new RIBA Associate Members will then receive a welcome pack and login details to access all the benefits and services from this website.

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