The Voice of Architects in Europe

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. Its membership consists of regulatory and professional representative bodies throughout Europe. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over 549.000 architects.+

The Architectural Profession in Europe 2014

Fourth edition of the Sector Study commissioned by the ACE. This study collects statistical data about architects and their practice. It updates the 2008, 2010 and 2012 studies and is based on more than 18,000 responses received from architects in 26 ACE member countries. +

Let’s Speak Sustainable Construction

In partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Cement Association, the Architects’ Council of Europe has developed a Sustainable Construction Glossary to promote the development of sustainable construction by encouraging the use of a common language and...+

13th Economic Trends Survey - Gradual Recovery of the Architectural Market

The 13th economic trends survey undertaken by the Architects’ Council of Europe confirms the earlier signs of recovery of the architectural market that were foreseen in the previous survey. However, the situation still differs greatly from one country to another.+

ACE Manifesto for the European Parliament Elections

The ACE promotes responsible architecture – for a sustainable future; aims to advance the highest professional standards – to safeguard the public interest and ensure global competitiveness ; and looks to optimize professional mobility – in order to stimulate Jobs...+

Design & Build Review Magazine - January edition, in association with the ACE

ACE President, Luciano Lazzari, discusses four interconnected issues he believe will be essential for the industry in meeting the challenges ahead. +


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The ACE signs a Declaration on the responsibility of the architectural profession in tackling local and global challenges of our time


At its last General Assembly, held in Tallinn (Estonia) on 17-18 April 2015, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) signed a joint Declaration with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to highlight the key role and&...

The Architectural Profession in Europe 2014 - ACE Sector Study available


The fourth edition of the Sector Study commissioned by the Architects’ Council of Europe shows that the architectural profession is a growing, flexible, resilient and international profession. While the economic background continues to be difficult, it reveals some encouraging trends and perspective...

Third Workshop for Educational Innovation in Architecture (JIDA'15)


We are glad to inform that there is an extension until Fabruary 9 for submiting an abstract for the Third Workshop for Educational Innovation in Architecture (JIDA'15)  which will take place on the 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of May 2015 at the ETS of Architecture of Barcelona.  The event is org...


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ACE Response to Draft recommendations to the High Level Strategic Forum for the Construction 2020 Strategy


The ACE has taken this process very seriously indeed. We have devoted considerable resources to this issue, and consulted widely in order to develop common positions. Therefore, we are somewhat frustrated that some of the debate has been held without the back up of evidence-based, written positions...

ACE policy position on Closing the Performance Gap


Significant research effort is focused on highlighting and closing the gap between the expected and achieved energy performance improvements of buildings and the effectiveness of existing legislation and standards to achieve this. ACE champions the role of architects as integrators in low energy...

ACE response to the consultation on the urban dimension of EU policies


Read the full response of the Architects' Council of Europe to the EU public consultation on the urban dimension of EU policies.

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