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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ACE Webinar on Level(s): Monday 25 June, from 12h00 to 13h00


The Architects’ Council of Europe, in partnerships with BUILD UP, is organising a one-hour webinar on Level(s) on Monday 25 June, from 12h00 to 13h00.Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework developed by the European Union to improve the sustainability of buildings. Using existing standards, Lev...

ACE Publication "20 Architectural Projects Against Climate Change"


Today, the buildings and construction sector accounts for more than 35% of global final energy use and nearly 40% of energy- related CO2 emissions. Due to demographic growth and increasing urbanisation, built surfaces continue to grow at an unprecedented pace. Over the next 40 years, it is estimate...

ACE Energy Day during the EU Sustainable Energy Week: Thursday 7 June from 14h00 to 17h00


In the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Architects’ Council of Europe is organising a public workshop on Thursday 7 June at the Thon Hotel in Brussels (rue de la Loi 75)  on the theme “Smart and Smart-er: Architecture and Building Performance".In our data-...


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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 met for three rounds of...

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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