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. +


In early 2014, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) launched a Manifesto for the European Parliament elections, calling on candidates to commit to promoting responsible architecture, advancing highest professional standards and optimising professional mobility. Read here the suite of eight...+

Design & Build Review Magazine - October edition, in association with the ACE



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Commission delays adoption of the Legislative Package on Services


In furtherance of the Single Market Strategy, the EU Commission was expected to unveil yesterday an important package of measures designed to boost the mobility of service providers in the EU. While media reports suggest that EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker decided to postpon...

‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’: ACE advances three guiding principles to deliver a step change in building performance


On 30 November 2016, the EU Commission unveiled an important package of measures entitled ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ which notably includes proposals for reviewing the Energy Efficiency (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) Directives. The Architects’ Council of Europe (A...

ACE Workshop / From Land to the Sea, from House to City: Cities as Problem-Makers and Problem-Solvers - Wednesday 16 November, Lisbon


In the framework of the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and the Portuguese Order of Architects (OA) are organising a workshop bringing architects and local, national and EU experts together to discuss challenges that EU cities face and solutions that arc...


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Revision of the Remedies Directive: ACE policy


In 2015, the ACE ADC/PP Working Group decided to take a position in the on-going revision process of the EU Remedies Directive. It was pointed out that there are virtually no cases where an architect has succeeded in obtaining a contract as a result of a successfully pursuing a complaint under...

ACE's commentary on the consultation on the regulation of professions: Member States' National Action Plans and proportionality in regulation


In 2014, architecture was one of the professions addressed directly in the EU Commission’s ‘Mutual Evaluation’ exercise arising from Article 59 of the PQD (2005/36/EC). The ACE has previously taken strenuous issue with elements of the process. Member States have been required to respond to the...

ACE Declaration against additional requirements in Architectural Design Contests


Declaration by the ACE Public Procurement and Architectural Design Contests Work Group approved by the ACE General Assembly.  Read the "Vienna Declaration"

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