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ACE - Aims

Promoting Architecture in Europe:

To enhance the appreciation of Architecture as a matter of public interest and as an essential element in the creation of quality in the built environment. As such, it becomes a matter of primary concern to European citizens.

Advancing Architectural Quality in the Built Environment:

To encourage, develop and promote quality in architecture, as a driver for prosperity and greater well being for all as well as a supporting element of social cohesion.

Supporting Sustainable Development of the Built Environment:

To foster the use of sustainable principles in architectural design and planning, encouraging the adoption of holistic approaches to the complex issues and interactions that characterise the built environment, thereby ensuring a valuable and balanced legacy for the future.

Ensuring High Standards of Qualification for Architects:

To promote and seek to maintain the highest standards of architectural education and training consistent with the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC) and with consumer interest so as to ensure the highest levels of skill and competence within the profession throughout life.

Advocating Quality in Architectural Practice:

To give guidance to architects on how to provide a high quality delivery of architectural services to clients whilst working to ensure that the regulatory environment for architectural practice facilitates the achievement of this aim.  To affirm the role of the architect in the project team as expert in the responsible development of integrated approaches to design and construction.

Fostering Cross-Border Cooperation and Facilitating European Practice:

To support the free movement of architects and architectural services throughout the European Union in the context of relevant EU Directives and Policies.

Acting as the Single Voice for Architects in Europe:

To stimulate effective cooperation between the Member Organisations of the ACE within the context and spirit of the European Treaty, thus giving the profession a single voice in EU affairs while respecting its rich diversity and cultural identity.


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