The New European Bauhaus : making the renovation wave a cultural project

Planning organisations from the creative sector present a joint statement on the New European Bauhaus.

The architectural profession in Europe

The 2018 edition of the ACE Sector Study is available on the ACE Observatory and in PDF. The 7th edition of the ACE Sector Study will be released in January 2021. Discover the ACE Observatory 2018 ACE Sector Study

ACE Barcelona Statement: Perspectives: Young Architects’ Forum

On  23  November  2019,  the Architects’  Council  of  Europe organised a  conference  with  the  title 'Perspectives' inviting young  architects  from  all  over  Europe to  express  their  views  on  the  profession and  their  visions  and  aspirations  for  the  future. Read more

Architectural Design Competitions: A Key Policy Tool to Ensure Quality in the Built Environment

The ACE-UIA International Conference on Design Competitions, took place on 25 October 2019 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Read more


On 2 October 2019, the Architects’ Council of Europe organised in the European Parliament two events aiming to discuss and showcase solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable and high-quality built environment. Read more


On 4 May 2019, in Innsbruck (Austria), the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented a Statement on Achieving Quality in the Built Environment, on the occasion of its Conference on the theme “How to Achieve Quality in the Built Environment: Quality assurance tools and systems”. Read more

Leeuwarden Declaration

The Declaration recalls that the adaptive re-use of our built heritage brings multiple benefits to individuals and the society, for present and future generations. Read more

A talk with European Architects

ACE interviews reflect on the future of architecture and the quality of the built environment. Read more

The Voice of Architects in 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 575.000 architects. Read more

Annual report and 2020 Outlook

On 29 May 2020 in the framework of its digital General Assembly, the Architects' Council of Europe presented its 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Outlook. Read more


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The role of key civil society groups in the renovation wave during the 2021 Civil Society Days.


In the framework of the Civil Society Days, the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE), the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) and the EESC section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) organised on 4 March 2021 an online workshop on the role of key civil s...

Mixed views on the EP’s resolution “Strengthening the Single Market: the future of free movement of services.”


The Architects Council of Europe represents and supports 575,000 architects working across Europe. European architects and their clients benefit from the Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD), which allows many architects to move freely to work and study across the EU. EU architects and their ...

Level(s): The European framework for sustainable buildings: Relevance and benefits for Architects & Designers.


After several years of development and testing, the EU Commission launched the final version of the Level(s) framework. Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the life-cycle of buildings. Using existing standards, Level(s...


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Communication of the EU Commission: An SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe


The ACE welcomes the initiative of the EU Commission to address the challenges that SMEs face and invites it to pay special attention to the specificities of the liberal professions, which are principally made up of micro-enterprises. Indeed, the vast majority of architectural offices in the EU...

Public Procurement & Architecture Design Contest Workgroup: Results of the ACE Public Procurement survey


The survey ran for over a year and elicited responses from 26 countries (out of 31). At the time of writing, responses were outstanding from EL, LUX, SK, UK and SRB;General impact – was mixed. Many said the new Directive had made no change or had had no positive impact. However, there were...

Summary of the ACE positions developed by the Environment Sutainable Architecture Workgroup since 2013


Most people in the EU spend approximately 90% of their time in buildings and 100% in the built environment. Buildings shape social and cultural constructs and affect the health, well-being and productivity of people. Buildings also account for over 40% of EU carbon emissions, while half of all raw...

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