"Tomorrow’s Baukultur is being created today.!" ACE is honoured to be a member of the Davos Alliance Steering Committee. Its aim is the sustainable,quality-oriented management of buildings, infrastructure, public spaces and landscapes for the benefit of all. Read the highlights from ACE President, Ruth Schagemann

ACE Statement: For affordable and quality housing

Statement by ACE presented on the occasion of the Affordable Housing Activation Forum held in Madrid on 18-20 May 2022.  Read the statement here.

"We must call for affordable and high quality housing for all of us!"

In the framework of the #AHAMadrid2022 discussions on financial barriers to affordable housing, ACE President, Ruth Schagemann, underlined the need to promoting quality and affordability through financial regulation and incentives.Read more here. 

In solidarity with Ukraine

"On behalf of the Architects' Council of Europe and the entire architectural European community, we would like to express to you our support for all Ukrainian architects in the face of the political situation in which Ukraine and its citizens find themselves". Read the ACE statement. ACE members actions and support

The NEBC online conference 'Common Ground: making the Renovation Wave a cultural project'

On 29 April, the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) held its first online conference 'Common Ground: Making the Renovation Wave a Cultural Project.’ Read the conference report Watch the video of the conference


The 2020 ACE Sector Study is now available on the ACE website and on the ACE Observatory. Read the 2020 ACE Sector Study in PDF Discover the ACE Observatory

ACE Conference Climate Change & Built Heritage

On 28 October, we held our first hybrid conference 'Climate Change & Built Heritage". Read the conference statement Watch the video

The Value of Architecture II

The Value of Architecture II shows the importance of using research to evidence the environmental, social, cultural and economic performance of built environment projects. Download the 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


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On Thursday 20 April 2023, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) are co-organising a one-day public conference to discuss what are the skills, methods and pedagogies needed for a flourishing and ecologically beneficial architectura...

The ACE publishes the eighth edition of the Sector Study on the state of the architectural profession in Europe


The 2022 Sector Study shows that growth in numbers continues (+ 100 000 architects in the last ten years) and that architects are recovering from the pandemic. Sustainable architecture confirms a growing trend with 46% of architects “frequently” designing low-energy buildings. Private housing remain...

ACE newsletter: The ACE INFO is out! Stay updated with our latest activities January/February 2023


Stay updated with the the EU policy and legislative news relevant for the profession, ACE activities as well as links to recent publications, on-going competitions and forthcoming events.Find more about: ACE activities, EU news, Highlights from our Member Organisations and EU-funded projects newsA...


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ACE calls for an ambitious revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive


One of the highest priority is to strengthen Energy Performance Certificates so they reflect validated performance. The primary reasons for this is the performance gap, which undermines the confidence in the certificates, as they do not reflect the actual delivered quality of a project – not...

Public Procurement: NEBC Statement (2021)


Statement of the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) on Public Procurement

The New European Bauhaus: Making the Renovation Wave a Cultural Project


The NEB Collective released in November 2020 a Statement “Making the Renovation Wave a cultural project” to express initial views on the New European Bauhaus and offer its support to the Commission.Download the statement. About the NEBC: The New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) is a grouping of...

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