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. +

POLICY STATEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE ACE MANIFESTO

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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Conference BIM IN EUROPE

24.11.2017

In view of growth of Building Information Modeling in various EU Member States, ACE has established in 2015 a work group to look at the legal, technical and financial issues surrounding the advent of BIM, develop its policy and engage with work to develop an European (CEN) standard. The Confer...

ACE raises the bar with respect to climate change on the occasion of COP 23

22.11.2017

On 9 November 2017, the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) participated in the Building Action Symposium organised by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC). The keynote presentation by ACE Sustainability Work Group Chair Dr Judit Kimpian highlighted the significant role o...

Level(s) framework of indicators: Watch video interview with Dr. Kimpian, Chair of the ACE Sustainability WG

21.11.2017

Judit Kimpian, Chair of the ACE Sustainability Work Group, was interviewed by the DG Environment of the European Commission about the Level(s) framework of indicators. Watch the video interviews on the Commission website.  Level(s) is a voluntary framework of indicators for the assessment...

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

14.12.2017

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...

Summary of ACE and ENACA Survey on Accreditation of Architecture Programmes within Europe

14.12.2017

The purpose of this study has been to understand the national systems for the accreditation of architecture qualifications, the accreditation of additional requirements beyond education for access to the market and the quality assurance systems that underpin the robustness of the Professional...

ACE position on Danti's draft report on the implementation of Directive 2005/36/EC as regards regulation and the need for reform in professional services

07.11.2017

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) generally welcomes the Rapporteur’s draft report. In particular, we believe that the following points should be supported as they contribute to a greater recognition of the quality of professional services; the importance of going beyond mere economic...

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