Membership CriteriaIf you are an architect and a member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) or the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and you live/work in Edinburgh, Fife (excluding North East Fife), the Lothians or the Borders, you qualify for membership of the Edinburgh Architectural Association (see below for full details on the boundary of the Chapter Area).
To be a member of the the RIAS, a candidate must:
- Have his/her principal residence in Scotland.
- be in business on his/her own account in Scotland or be employed in Scotland.
- satisfy the RIAS Council that he/she is a fit and proper person to become a Member in respect of his/her own character and the particulars thereof as it may require.
- have passed any examinations the Royal Incorporation may require.
- be on the Register of the Architects Registration Board.
A Member shall remain on such Register for such time as he/she remains a Member provided that this requirement shall not apply for such period as he/she may be resident outwith the United Kingdom.
Membership of the RIAS or RIBA shall include concurrent membership of the Chapter within the territory of which the member normally practices or is employed.
The EAA Chapter area comprises the City of Edinburgh, West Lothian, Mid Lothian, East Lothian, Berwick, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles, Clackmannan and Fife (the area south and west of a line drawn between West Wemyss and Auchmore Bridge only).
Join the RIAS
To become a member of the RIAS, visit the RIAS Membership section of the RIAS website.