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...+


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The ACE signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA)

21.08.2014 Ms Tan Pei Ing, ARCASIA President, and L. Lazzari, ACE President

On the occasion of the 25th World Congress of the International Union of Architects, which took place from 3 to 7 August 2014 in Durban (South Africa), the Architects Council of Europe signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA), represented by ...

ACE President distinguished by the American Institute of Architects

04.07.2014 L. Lazzari, ACE President and H. Combs Dreiling, FAIA President

During his official visit to Chicago for the 2014 International Presidents’ Forum, ACE President, Luciano Lazzari, received from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) the AIA Presidential Medal and was granted AIA Honorary Membership for having “significantly contributed to the profession of ar...

2014 International Presidents’ Forum - The ACE signs the Chicago Architects Declaration


On June 27 2014, ACE President, Luciano Lazzari participated in Chicago in the 13th International Presidents’ Forum, organised by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This forum brings together Presidents of a dozen national, regional, and international architectural associations, along with ...


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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....

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 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...

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