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 2012

Third edition of the Sector Study commissioned by the ACE. This study collects statistical data about architects and their practice. It updates the 2008 and 2010 studies and is based on more than 27,000 responses received from architects in 25 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...+

12TH Economic Trends Survey - Encouraging Signs of Recovery of the Architectural Market

The results of the 12th economic trends survey undertaken by the Architects’ Council of Europe confirm 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...+

GeoBIM 2014 - 19-20 November 2014, Amsterdam

High level discussion forum, organised with the support of the Architets' Council of Europe, the GeoBIM Europe 2014 focuses on integration of Geospatial and Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its pressing issues of policies, standards, and interoperability. The...+


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The Architects' Council of Europe co-signs the CNAPPC Manifesto for the regeneration of European cities


During the EU Cities Reloading Forum, which took place on 7-8 November in Milan, the Architects’ Council of Europe, along with the European Forum for Architectural Policies (EFAP), co-signed the Manifesto issued by the Italian Chamber of Architects (CNAPPC) calling on the European institutions to ta...

The ACE publishes a brochure on the Role of the Architectural Profession in Delivering Responsible Design


On the occasion of the joint CNAPPC-ACE-EFAP Forum EU-Cities Reloaded, which took place on 7-8 November 2014 in Milano, ACE President Luciano Lazzari presented a new ACE brochure on the Role of the Architectural Profession in Delivering Responsible Design.The publication was conceived as a br...

What it Means to be an Architect Today?


The ACE President Luciano Lazzari appeared on Intelligent Glass Solution Magazine Autumn Issue with an article focused on the role of Architects in shaping the urban life of EU citizens.The article draws a clear picture of the current situation in Europe, considered as global leader in the field of...


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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 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.

ACE response to the consultation on Sustainable Buildings


The EU Commission launched on 9 July 2013 a public consultation on Sustainable Buildings (close on 1 October 2013). The European Commission wanted to gather views and additional information on the possible introduction of EU wide measures to achieve better environmental performance of buildings....

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