The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level: it aspires to speak with a single voice on its behalf in order to achieve its aims. Its growing membership currently consists of 49 Member Organisations, which are the regulatory and professional representative bodies in all European Union (EU) Member States, Accession Countries, the UK, Switzerland and Norway. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over half a million architects from 30 countries in Europe.
ACE’s Mission is to
-influence, through advocacy, EU legislation & policies that impact on our strategic priorities;
-be an influential and valued source of authoritative information for the architectural profession in Europe;
-act as the unified voice of the architectural profession in the European institutions;
-be an effectively networked representative body for EU architects and practices;
-create an enabling practice and regulatory environment for architects & practices;
-demonstrate the role of architects in creating a truly competitive, enriching and sustainable Europe.
To this end, ACE applies its Core Value sets, with the aim of being:
- credible, relevant, reliable;
- informed, influential, timely;
- innovative, strategic, visionary.
ACE’s Vision is to make a difference, and to advance architecture as a strategy for innovation, leading to greater competitiveness and profitability.