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 - April edition, in association with the ACE



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ACE signed Memorandum of Understanding with SACAP and CIALP


On the occasion of the ACE General Assembly, ACE signed two important Memorandum of Understanding with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the International Council of The Portuguese Speaking Architects (CIALP). SACAP, established on 1 March 19...

ABRACADABRA: Call for papers


ABRACADABRA is a three-year Horizon 2020  project focuses on the market up-take on energy efficiency and is coordinated by the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. ABRACADABRA stands for Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to ze...

The Architects Council of Europe marks the implementation deadline of the modernised Professional Qualifications Directive


In February 2014, the European Union adopted a revised version of the Public Procurement Directive, which lays down the rules for competitive tendering of public contracts. ACE marks the deadline for Member States to transpose the provisions of the modernised Directive into national law by...


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Manifesto 2: Urban Regeneration: Renovating the existing building stock


On 22-23 April 2016, the ACE General Assembly (GA1/16) has adopted the ACE Manifesto 2: Urban Regeneration: Renovating the existing building stock. Read the Manifesto

Fees and Insurance Policy Positions approved during GA2/15


The ACE General Assembly approved in 2015 the Fees and Insurance Policy Positions developed by the Scope of Service Liability & Insurance Work Groups.  Insurance Policy Position Fees Policy Position

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...

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