The Global Architectural Services industry has expanded over the five years to 2017. Economic growth and an infusion of government-funded building projects in emerging nations fueled industry revenue early in the period. Moreover, increased employment and corporate profit in developed economies helped revive privately funded construction activity, ultimately benefiting architecture firms. Industry revenue is expected to improve over the next five years, thanks to a continued improvement in residential and nonresidential construction activity, particularly in the United States...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$223bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1.3m
Businesses
578,624
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • This industry is highly fragmented, as most firms are small-scale contractors that operate within narrow regional markets or in specialized services
  • Uncertain global economic conditions have created a highly competitive business environment
  • The cyclical recovery in the global economy will support improved demand for architectural services
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The principal barrier to the entry for new industry competitors is the tight registration requirements applicable in most countries. Architects must comply with local licensing criteria set out by registration boards and professional associations to obtain registration. This typically requires candidates to hold an accredited tertiary qualification; to undertake written tests of skills, knowledge and abilities; and often to gain practical experience working with a local architect's office.In 1990, the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) suspended the reciprocity agreement with the European Union (EU), which significantly restricts the capacity of European accredited architects from gaining registration in the United States. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Architectural Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Architectural Services Industry are

  • Having a clear market position
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as GDP of the BRIC nations and Global aggregate private investment in the Global Architectural Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Architectural Services Industry?

    This industry is composed of establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing residential, institutional, leisure, commercial and industrial buildings and structures by applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes and building materials.

    Industry Products
  • Building design
  • Interior design
  • Project management, planning and feasibility studies
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Basic designing
  • Providing construction phase services
  • Planning and providing predesign services
  • Interior designing and providing building fit-out services
  • Restoration
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global aggregate private investment
  • Global investor confidence
  • LIBOR - London Interbank Offered Rate

  • Current Performance
    Industry growthGoing green
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Urbanization drives demandIndustry structureNonresidential market gains steamIndustry profit
  • Table: Global Architectural Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Architectural Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Residential Building Construction
  • Global Non-residential Building Construction
  • Global Engineering Services
  • Global Public Administration and Defense

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Business Activities
  • Global Engineering Services

  • Products & Services
  • Building design
  • Project management, planning and feasibility studies
  • Interior design
  • Other services
  • Chart: Global Architectural Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Institutional markets
  • Commercial markets
  • Residential markets

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial construction
  • Residential construction
  • Government and institutional construction
  • Restoration and nonbuilding markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Architectural Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Architectural Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Architectural Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Architectural Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Architectural Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Global aggregate private investment (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cad
  • Computer systems used to assist in creating, modifying, analyzing or optimizing a design.
  • Green Building
  • A building designed to reduce environmental impact and be resource efficient.
  • Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design
  • Also known as LEED, an environmental building certificate program established under the US Green Building Council that certifies buildings that meet energy-efficiency and green requirements.
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