The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Architectural Services global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2011 - 2016
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021
Employment ('000)

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 Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, global investment in commercial building developments collapsed, leading to faltering demand for the industry's services, particularly in the United States, Europe and Japan. However, growth in emerging economies mitigated some of the industry's declines. In the coming years, rising business sentiment will boost investment in building construction and for architectural design services. In addition, rising demand for environmentally friendly building will provide growth opportunities for operators...

    Industry Locations

    Firms in the Architectural Services industry are concentrated in developed economies. Knowledge-based consulting industries, such as architectural services, typically evolve in complex economies and gradually spread globally following the global expansion of construction, mining and manufacturing in rapidly expanding nations. Industry activity, in terms of proportion of establishments, is therefore heavily concentrated in the developed countries. Within these countries, firms in the Architectural Services industry are commonly located in modern cities such as New York, London, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo.


    The European industry is dominated by firms operating in the United Kingdom and Germany. As a whole, the region accounts for 34.0% o..

    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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    Industry Products

    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

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 rebound
  • Going green
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Urbanization drives demand
  • Industry structure
  • Nonresidential market gains steam
  • Industry profit
  • Table: Global Architectural Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Residential construction
  • Commercial 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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Architectural Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Global aggregate private investment (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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