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 - January edition, in association with the ACE



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Architects' Council of Europe - Elected new Executive Board for 2016/2017


At the last ACE General Assembly, Mr Luciano Lazzari’s mandate as ACE President was renewed for further two-year term. The ACE Executive Board membership was also partly renewed. On 22 and 23 January 2016, the Architects’ Council of Europe held its deferred second General Assembly of 2015 (G...

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


In November 2013, the European Union adopted a revised version of the 2005 Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD), which governs the free movement of several regulated professions across the EU, including architects. While today marks the deadline for Member States to transpose the provisi...

ACE Season's Greetings


The ACE Secretariat will be closed from Thursday 24 December to Sunday 3 January. 


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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...

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...

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