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


GeoBim Europe 2016



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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...

On the occasion of the opening of the COP 22 in Marrakech, ACE reiterates its commitments with respect to climate change


On Monday 7 November  the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) opened in Marrakech. The Architects Council of Europe (ACE) recalls that the buildings and construction sector can contribute significantly to achieving climate goals and that Architecture is a powerful...

Free webinar on a technical toolkit for building retrofitting, 24 October 2016, 10h00 - 12h00


The EU funded project ABRACADABRA advocates that non-energy related benefits play a key role in the deep renovation of existing buildings. In particular, actions focus on the main benefit of generating a substantial increase in the real estate value of buildings through significant energy and a...


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


Architecture was one of the professions addressed in the European 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. Architects were one of the professions addressed directly in the...

ACE response to the public consultation on the proposal to introduce a Services Passport


In furtherance of the Single Market Strategy published in October 2015, the Directorate-General for Internal Market (DG GROW) launched in May 2016 a public consultation on a proposal to introduce a Services Passport and addressing regulatory barriers in the construction...

European Voluntary Scheme, ACE Response to the draft documentation issued for VCS workshop


ACE believes that the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme for non-residential buildings has the potential to make a major impact on EU-wide energy reporting. ACE is also aware that this scheme may form a broader set of resource efficiency indicators currently being developed by DG Grow,...

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