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RIBA freezes membership rates

The RIBA has announced it will not increase the price of its membership for 2010 year in an bid ‘to support members through the recession’

All RIBA membership categories will stay at the 2009 prices, including the concessionary rates, which are available to those experiencing financial hardship. Student membership will continue to be free of charge.

RIBA has recently introduced a number of initiatives to help support its membership through the recession, including the Recession Survival Kit, an online resource with advice for each membership category and the monthly Future Trends Survey, which tries to identify and keep members up-to-date with current trends.

RIBA President Ruth Reed (pictured) said: ‘There is no doubt that the architects’ profession has been severely affected by the economic downturn, and this is something that the Institute fully understands; the RIBA is firmly committed to supporting the profession through this difficult time.’

RIBA Subscription rates

- Chartered membership 2010

Runs from January to December. If elected at the June and October Council meetings, members will initially pay the half-price rates (shown in brackets)

UK Chartered membership 2010

Over five years qualified - £370 (£185)
One to five years qualified - £241 (£120.50)

Overseas Chartered membership 2010

Over five years qualified - £296 (£148)
One to five years qualified - £192 (£96)

- Affiliate membership 2010


Runs for 12 months from the day you join
UK Affiliate membership - £111
Overseas Affiliate membership - £89
Concession rates for students, the over 60s and the unemployed (proof is required upon application) and for CIAT, Landscape Institute members:
UK Affiliate membership (concession and CIAT) - £79
Overseas Affiliate membership (concession and CIAT) - £88
The RIBA Associate Membership year runs from January to December. If you are elected at the June and October Council meetings, you will initially pay the half-price rates:

- Associate Membership 2010

The subscription rates are calculated using the date a member successfully gained their RIBA Part II qualification, to move them gradually towards RIBA Chartered Membership.
Application for RIBA Associate Member class made within UK International
One year of completing RIBA Part 2 (or equivalent) £56 £44
Two years of completing RIBA Part 2 (or equivalent) £74 £59
Three years of completing RIBA Part 2 (or equivalent) £93 £74
Four years of completing RIBA Part 2 (or equivalent) £130 £104
Five years of completing RIBA Part 2 (or equivalent) £222 £178

- Student Membership

Free

Readers' comments (2)

  • And will they drop the associate member stuff in the meantime too...

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  • RIBA (and ARB) rates should be apportioned to architect's earnings. Hence this year having gone onto a four day week AND had to take a 10% pay cut I'm down to 72% of my 2008 gross pay. Hence my RIBA (and ARB) subscriptions should be reduced by over a quarter! The arithmetic's simple, isn't it?

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