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 Architects’ Council of Europe welcomes President Juncker’s Investment Plan and recommendations made by the EU Task Force


The Architects’ Council of Europe welcomes the Commission’s € 315 billion Investment Plan as well as the recommendations made by the EU Task Force on 9 December and the list of 2,000 projects that could potentially be implemented over the next three years. This Investment Plan echoes many of the ACE...

ACE Economic Trends Survey


The Architects Council of Europe (ACE) is tracking, intermittently, the impact of the current Economic and Financial downturn on the architectural profession in Europe. To assist the ACE in its work, you are requested to answer a short questionnaire on your opinion of the economic trends.The questio...

The ACE signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Conselho de Arquitetura e urbanismo do Brasil (CAU/BR)


The Architects Council of Europe signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Conselho de Arquitetura e urbanismo do Brasil (CAU/BR), represented by CAU/BR President Mr Haroldo Pinheiro Having regard to the standing ties that exist between them, and convinced that a reinforced cooperation wil...


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ACE policy position on Life Cycle Assessment


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


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...

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