Annual report and 2020 Outlook

On 29 May 2020 in the framework of its digital General Assembly, the Architects' Council of Europe presented its 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Outlook. Read more

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

ACE POLICY SEMINAR ON QUALITY ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

On 2 October 2019, the Architects’ Council of Europe organised in the European Parliament two events aiming to discuss and showcase solutions that architecture can offer for a sustainable and high-quality built environment. Read more

ACE STATEMENT ON ACHIEVING QUALITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

On 4 May 2019, in Innsbruck (Austria), the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented a Statement on Achieving Quality in the Built Environment, on the occasion of its Conference on the theme “How to Achieve Quality in the Built Environment: Quality assurance tools and systems”. Read more

Leeuwarden Declaration

The Declaration recalls that the adaptive re-use of our built heritage brings multiple benefits to individuals and the society, for present and future generations. Read more

Covid-19: European overview

The Architects’ Council of Europe has been conducting two surveys among its Member Organisations to understand how they are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, evaluate its initial impact on the architectural profession and market, and collect information about measures put in place to help SMEs and the self-employed to weather the crisis. Read more.

A talk with ...

ACE interviews reflect on the future of architecture and the quality of the built environment. Read more.

The Architectural Profession in Europe 2018

Sixth edition of the Sector Study commissioned by the ACE. This study collects statistical data about architects and their practice. It updates the previous studies and is based on more than 30,000 responses received from architects in 30 EU countries. Read more 

The Voice of Architects in 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 575.000 architects. More info

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A talk with Dikkie Scipio :' We should not accept low quality, not in materials, not in skills and execution, but also not in knowledge"

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A few weeks ago, ACE talked with Dikkie Scipio about Europe, the Covid-19 impact, a new “Urban Village” model, the built heritage, and the challenges for women in architecture. ACE: The COVID-19 crisis has multiplied the number of questions on urban planning and climate issues. In your eyes,...

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In her State of the Union address on 16 September 2020, the President of the EU Commission, Ms Ursula von der Leyen, recalled the EU ambition to trigger a “renovation wave” in Europe and to become a leader in the circular economy.    In this respect, she stated: “this is not jus...

UK withdrawal from the European Union: Recognition of professional qualifications in practice

20.10.2020

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.   A Transition Period was agreed, running from 31 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 – during  which time, the UK and the EU are negotiating the terms of a Free Trade Agreement which  should cover, amongst other thing...

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Architectural Design Competitions: A key tool to ensure quality in the built environment. Read the UIA-ACE Declaration

29.10.2019

On 25 October 2019, in Paris, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and the International Union of Architects (UIA) presented a Declaration on ' Architectural Design Competitions: A key tool to ensure quality in the built environment' on the occasion of the International Conference on...

Design for a Circular Economy: Read the ACE's Statement

30.09.2019

In the context of the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF), that took place in early June in Helsinki, the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) published a Statement highlighting the importance of design achieving more circularity in the construction and buildings sector, as well the solutions that...

Innsbruck Statement: Achieving Quality in the Built Environment - Quality Assurance Tools and Systems

19.08.2019

On 4 May 2019, in Innsbruck (Austria), the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented a Statement on Achieving Quality in the Built Environment, on the occasion of its Conference on the theme “How to Achieve Quality in the Built Environment: Quality assurance tools and systems”.While there...

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