Association of Consultant Architects

ACA The Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) is the national professional body representing architects in private practice - consultant architects - throughout the UK. Founded in 1973, it now represents some of the country's leading practices, ranging in size from one-person firms to very large international organisations.

ACA's office is at:
Charlscot, Cudham Road, Tatsfield, Kent. TN16 2NJ

Tel: 01959 928412
Contact: Alison Low, Secretary General, Shona Broughton, Administration Manager

The Association furthers the advancement of architecture and its practice in a number of ways:

  • It has drawn up its own, highly regarded ACA Form of Building Agreement with ancillary documents, and in 2000 it published the first construction industry Project Partnering Contract PPC2000.
  • It publishes a Directory of member practice architects' specialist skills.
  • It researches such vital issues as fees and professional indemnity insurance on behalf of its members.
  • It organises conferences and seminars for members and non members.
  • It maintains close ties with other Trade Associations in the Construction Industry.
  • It is a corporate member of the Construction Industry Council, thus ensuring that the voice of the architectural profession is heard in the industry forum.
  • It comments on consultative papers from Government, and discusses issues of importance to its members with Government and national bodies.
  • It lobbies the Industry, Parliament and other professional bodies