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 560.000 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 - October edition, in association with the ACE



In view of the emergence of Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes in architectural profession, Architects’ Council of Europe has confirmed partnership with GeoBIM Europe 2015, a conference focusing on integration of geospatial and BIM in construction sector.+


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“Architecture, the Climate of the Future” - Watch the replay of the Round Table


Thanks to all participants, speakers and partner organisations (UIA, CNOA, CIAF) for making the international conference "Architecture the climate of the future” a great success. Thanks also to the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine for hosting the event. Watch the replay of the...

ACE General Assembly cancelled


As the Belgian Government has kept Brussels on  Alert level 4 (serious and imminent threat) the General Assembly meeting scheduled on 27 and 28 November 2015  in Brussels is cancelled. The meeting is postponed to the Friday 22 January and Saturday 23 Januar...

Architecture, the Climate of the Future - Follow the conference via webstreaming!


The international conference "Architecture the climate of the future”, co-organised by the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE), the International Union of Architects (UIA), the National Council of the Order of French Architects (CNOA) and the International Council of French ...


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ACE response to the EPBD consultation


On 30 October, ACE submitted its response to the EU consultation on the evaluation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In its response, the ACE estimates that the EPBD has created a good framework for the improvement of energy performance of buildings and has promoted tools...

Public Procurement: Recommendations and Guidelines for Transposition into National Law


In February 2014, the legislative package simplifying and modernising the Public Procurement Directives and adapting them to modern administrative needs was adopted by the EU’s Council of Ministers following approval by the European Parliament one month earlier. The amended directives will lead to...

ACE Manifesto: Policy Positions available


In 2014 the ACE published a Manifesto for the European Parliament elections based on the priorities called for by the Member Organisations. The policy objectives described in the Manifesto are necessarily abbreviated, so the Executive Board asked relevant work groups to develop...

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