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The RIBA, its 40,000 worldwide members and its practices are the collective voice of architecture. We work together to enhance and promote the architectural profession and to champion good design the world over. We also work to influence UK government policy and legislation that impacts on the profession.

Individual RIBA Members have access to a wide range of benefits and services to support them throughout their career cycle from a student of architecture to practising architect. As their career grows and develops, membership of the RIBA grows with them.

RIBA Chartered Practices can take advantage of a range of business support services to help to improve their effectiveness and business performance.

Click on one of the boxes below to find out more about your options for joining as a individual or practice and how to apply.



At the RIBA we've been supporting our members and the architectural profession for over 175 years. Our strength is our members, and as the network grows, so does the influence of our community and power of our voice.

Why not tell a friend or a colleague about why you have decided to join the RIBA network and if they become a member you'll receive a £25 RIBA Bookshop voucher to redeem online. Terms and conditions apply.


Email Membership Development or call 020 7307 3686 providing the name, email address and contact number of the friend you are referring, along with the category of RIBA Membership they will be applying for.

We will then contact them to confirm that you were the person that referred them.

The friend you referred will then be asked to write your name and the code WEB001 in the Application Code box on their application form.