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Become a Patron of Architecture

Become a patron

RIBA patrons

Become a patron

Patrons of Architecture enjoy unrivalled access to private places of interest, from historic treasures to high-tech visions of the future.


In the company of RIBA's expert curators, we meet those who commission, design, restore and live with iconic buildings. As a Patron, you join a core group who support the work of RIBA's British Architectural Library. At the heart of our iconic London building, the Library is home to the world's greatest architectural collections.

Patrons play a crucial role in RIBA's cultural life, enabling increased access to the collections, as well as preserving and enhancing them for generations to come. Exhibitions, events and education programmes benefit hugely from Patron support.

You can join at one of three levels:
Founder - £10,000 | Benefactor - £5,000 | Patron - £1,500

We also offer the opportunity to give the gift at the level of your choosing.

Become a patron of the RIBA


As a Patron, you enjoy the following benefits. You are always welcome to bring a guest.

  • Invitation to six visits to private places of architectural interest each year
  • Invitation to six exclusive collections viewings a year
  • Invitation to the Patrons Summer and Christmas parties
  • Private tour of 66 Portland Place and the British Architectural Library
  • Invitation to RIBA exhibition opening parties twice a year
  • Direct access to the RIBA Patrons Manager
  • All the benefits of being a RIBA Friend of Architecture
Become a patron of the RIBA


All Patrons benefits plus:

  • Invitation to join the Chief Executive at an annual Benefactor lunch
  • VIP invitation to the RIBA Stirling Prize party 
  • Private collections viewing for you and up to eight friends
  • Four additional invitations to RIBA exhibition openings for your family and friends
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All Benefactor benefits plus:

  • Invitation to join a curated conversation at the annual Founders’ Dinner
  • Invitation to the prestigious Royal Gold Medal Dinner
  • Opportunity to meet with senior RIBA curators to discuss your own areas of architectural interest.
Become a patron of the RIBA

American Friends of the British Architectural Library

The American Friends of the British Architectural Library are a group of supporters who help protect and nurture one of the world’s greatest architectural collections and promote collaborations with the RIBA through cultural activities in the USA.

As with UK supporters, there are several levels of support and benefits include:

  • exclusive events in America
  • personal invitation to view the RIBA collections in London
  • regular updates on AFBAL and RIBA news
  • invitation to exclusively designed overseas trips
  • acknowledgment on the AFBAL website
  • RIBA Annual Review (if desired)

Find out more

To find out about the benefits Patrons of Architecture receive, or how to join, please download the Patrons brochure or contact the Patrons Manager directly for more information.


To find out more about becoming a patron of the RIBA, or for other opportunities to support our work, please contact the Development team.

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