Become a Member

You can help support our work by joining one of our membership or affiliate initiatives.

INTBAU has over 7,000 members and +30 Chapters worldwide helping us to achieve our goals. We work together with professionals, organisations, and government bodies globally to promote traditional building, architecture, and urbanism and to champion tradition in the built environment.

Whether it is supporting one of our many Professional Members or working with businesses like AkzoNobel to raise a forum to address pressing built environment issues, we believe that leveraging our diverse network of members and affiliates will make a difference.

We offer several ways to get involved in our work. To find out more about your options for joining as an individual or organisation and how to apply, please explore below.

Ways to get involved

General Membership


We offer our General Membership for free. It is the simplest way to join our network of nearly 6,000 members worldwide and to get involved in our international programmes.


  • Monthly e-newsletters announcing international projects and events.
  • E-newsletters from the INTBAU chapter in the country where you are based (if one exists), providing specific information on chapter-led events.
  • Early registration and special access to INTBAU events such as the INTBAU World Congress.

All applications for General Membership are welcomed. We try and encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to get involved in our network.

To apply, simply fill in a membership form below.

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Professional Membership

£300 p.a

The INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners is a peak international professional body for practitioners in traditional urban design, architecture, and the building arts.


  • A dedicated profile page on
  • Invitations to an annual series of networking events
  • Use of the INTBAU Professional Members logo

Membership is limited to practitioners of the highest standard in the academic, professional, artistic, trade, craft, and practical activities concerned with building, architecture, and urbanism that support the objectives of INTBAU.

Membership is subject to quality assessment by a consistent international Entry Committee, drawn from INTBAU Professional members and the College of Chapters. Members need to have produced a sustained output of traditional work of the highest quality over at least 5 years of practice.

Application is by form, submission of portfolio, and payment of a non-refundable examination fee.

The Entry Committee meets regularly to establish a common standard and consistent criteria. A member of the Entry Committee, an INTBAU Professional member, or an appropriate referee may visit selected buildings submitted for assessment, and the assessment process is documented and audited.

If you believe that you are eligible to apply to become an INTBAU Professional member, we recommend that you contact INTBAU directly.

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You will also need to download the application form, available below, which includes more detailed instructions.