Statement of "Perspectives: Young Architects' Forum" 23.11.2019, Barcelona


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. The  present  statement  summarises  the contributions received from the speakers of the conference.

Download the statement here

The video recordings of the conference are available on the ACE Youtube Channel.

Architecture remains a very attractive profession for the younger generations. According to the latest ACE Sector Study, the number of architects in Europe is steadily growing and the profession is today relatively young: 30% of architects in Europe are aged under 40 and 15% have 5 years or less experience.

In a context of highly competitive markets, where business and professional practices are changing rapidly, young architects and architectural practices face many challenges and issues: getting work, participating in public procurement and design competitions, experiencing new forms of collaboration and new business models, working in other EU countries, exporting services internationally, continuing professional development, etc.

This public conference held at the Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) in  Barcelona, Spain brought together 12 young European architects (aged under 40) who will:

- Explain how they perceive the practice of the profession today (risks, opportunities, challenges, difficulties);
- Share experiences, good practice and innovative solutions for the creation and running of an architectural office and the practice of the profession;
- Present their visions/ expectations/ desires for the future of the profession;
- Express what they expect from the European Union to support the practice of the profession and achieve quality in the built environment.

Download the programme here.

Read more about the speakers here.

With the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Madrid, Spain


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