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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CNAPPC-ACE-EFAP Forum - 7-8 November 2014, Milan


In partnership with the Italian Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti,Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori (CNAPPC) and the European Forum for Architectural Policies (EFAP), ACE is participating in a Forum on Strategies and Policies for Urban Regeneration. During the 2014 Triennale di Milano, th...

The Architects’ Council of Europe welcomes the Commission’s initiative for a better assessment of the environmental performance of buildings


On 1 July 2014, the European Commission published its long-awaited Communication on Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector, in which it recognises a lack of reliable, comparable and affordable data, methods and tools to analyse and benchmark the environmental performance of buildin...

Project LEEMA: Questionnaire about "Requirements of insulation materials and building insulation masonry components" now available


You are invited to respond an online survey about "Requirements of insulation materials and building insulation masonry components". The information you provide will greatly assist the LEEMA project in developing specifications of novel insulation materials and building masonry compon...


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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 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 policy position on Life Cycle Assessment


The construction sector plays an extremely important role in the European economy, generating almost 10% of GDP, and providing 20 million jobs, mainly in micro and small enterprises. The performance of the construction sector can significantly influence the development of the overall economy. The...

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