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...+

LATEST NEWS

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The ACE is recruiting a Communications & Administration Officer

07.07.2014

The Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) represents the architectural profession at European level. Its Secretariat is based in Brussels and membership consists of organisations that are the nationally representative regulatory and professional bodies of all EU Member States, the Accession States, Sw...

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

02.07.2014

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 ...

POLICIES

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ACE policy position on Life Cycle Assessment

12.02.2014

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...

ACE response to the consultation on Sustainable Buildings

12.02.2014

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

11.04.2014

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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