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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The Architects' Council of Europe calls for an ambitious implementation of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive


Following the entry into force of the revised version of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on 9 July 2018, the Architects' Council of Europe calls for an ambitious implementation of the Directive by the Commission and Member States. ACE welcomes some improvements (renovation tar...

CNAPPC Congress: Living in our Country – Cities and Territories in the near future


On 5 - 6 July ACE President Georg Pendl participated in the VIII National Congress of the Italian Order of Architects held in Rome. This year’s edition was dedicated to the theme of “Living in our country: Cities and Territories in the near Future”. Georg Pendl took part to a roundtable about “Arch...

Why Work with European Architects?


The ACE Internationalisation & New Business Models (IBM) Task Force has produced a brochure to highlight the main reasons for working with European Architects. A further edition will be published shortly featuring buildings from other 10 countries. Download the brochure here. 


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Services Package - Last updates


Proportionality Test before adoption of new professional regulation Following the adoption of the Council’s General Approach in June, and the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) report in December 2017, representatives from the Commission, Council and Parliament reached in March a provisional...

Energy Package / Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive


On 19 December 2017, representatives from the Estonian Presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the revised Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD). This provisional political agreement was confirmed on 31 January by the EU ambassadors and on 23...

Practice of the Profession: Recommendations for Architectural Design Contests (ADC), Master Document for an ADC, Public Participation and Contracts below thresholds


On 2 December 2017 the ACE General Assembly approved four documents issued by the Public Procurement and Architectural Design Competitions Work Group: Recommendations for Design ContestsIntroduction to the master document for an architectural design competition by the ACEPublic Participation in...

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