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 2016

Fifth edition of the Sector Study commissioned by the ACE. This study collects statistical data about architects and their practice. It updates the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 studies and is based on more than 27,000 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...+


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Roundtable: Professional Regulations and Competition


On 4 October, the ACE President Georg Pendl, Paula Huotelin (ACE Board Member) and Ian Pritchard (ACE Secretary General) participated to a roundtable on the impact of Professional regulations organised by the National Council of French Architects (CNOA). Since 2013, the Commission has encouraged ...

Conference: Adaptive Re-Use and Transition of the Built Heritage, 23 November,Leeuwarden


In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) is organising on Friday 23 November in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) a public conference on Adaptive Re-Use and Transition of the Built Heritage. With the evolution of European societies, man...

Brexit and the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications


Architects, dentists, doctors, midwives, nurses and vets join forces to call on UK government & EU to secure the ongoing mutual recognition of their professional qualifications post Brexit. Following the publication of the White Paper "The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom an...


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Public Procurement and Cities. Innovative and responsible procurement


The paper "Public Procurement and Cities. Innovative and responsible procurement" by ACE President Georg Pendl was submitted to the Coordinator of the Partnership on Innovative Public Procurement (City of Haarlem) as a contribution to the consultation on the...

ACE Policy Position on the Partnership of the EU Urban Agenda


In April 2018, the ACE General Assembly approved the ACE Policy Positions on the following Partnership of the EU Urban Agenda:   Partnership 3 - Inclusion of Migrants and RefugeesPartnerships 5 - Urban PovertyPartnership 7 - Digital TransitionPartnership 10 - Climate...

Traineeship: Definition and Code of Conduct


ACE produced a Definition of Traineeship (not to be confused with Professional Practical Experience) and a Code of Conduct for the benefit of those offering and undertaking Professional Traineeships in architectural practice.  Documents are available for consultation...

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