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 - July 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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As part of their ongoing commitment to responsible architecture, ever mindful of factors related to climate and the environment, the International Union of Architects (UIA), the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE), the National Council of the Order of French Architects (CNOA), and the Internati...

The ACE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA)


On occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), celebrated the 15 June in London, the ACE President Luciano Lazzari and CAA President Rukshan Widyalankara  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which strengthens the ...

Europe Regional Leadership Awards 2015


The ACE will take part in the jury of the WorldGBC Europe Regional Leadership Awards  . The competition is also open for architects, which have to apply in their national green building council. Nominations close on 26 June.   This competition promote leadership and inspire bes...


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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...

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.

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