Europe’s architects are struggling to battle the worsening economic crisis and, according to a new survey, the mood within the architecture profession is becoming significantly more pessimistic.

According to the Architects’ Council of Europe’s (ACE) latest survey only 8% of European architects polled reported that they were in a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ position compared with 15% in April.

The report also revealed that nearly one in three offices in Europe had seen a fall in staff numbers since the start of the economic downturn.

The survey is open to 31 countries, to members of all ACE organisations and is repeated every three months.