Overview

Blue print: The industry will continue its recovery as downstream construction markets improve

IBISWorld’s Architects market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$43bn
Annual Growth
12-17
5.3%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
227,231
Business
72,339

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increases in nonresidential and residential construction result in an increased need for architectural design services
  • More sizeable and diversified firms have subcontracted some of their labor
  • Growth in nearly all of the industry’s downstream markets will bolster demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    While total revenue remains below its 2007 peak, the construction market has recently shown signs of a robust recovery. The values of both nonresidential and residential construction have risen since 2012, resulting in an increased need for architectural design services. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2017. In the five years to 2022, industry operators will continue to benefit from improvements in downstream construction markets. The volume of construction projects will increase as access to credit becomes more readily available, which is expected to boost industry revenue...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of industry activity generally corresponds with the distribution of economic and construction activity across the United States, although there is a skewed representation of consulting activity in major metropolitan areas.

    West

    The West accounts for an estimated 21.4% of establishments, making it home to more architectural offices than any other region. This region has a high share of the US population as well as a large proportion of economic and construction activity. In addition, substantial building markets in the metropolitan areas surrounding Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego have bolstered the number of architecture firms in the region. Cal..

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    Additional Insights for the Architects Industry

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

  • Having a clear market position
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
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    Industry Products

    What is the Architects Industry?

    Architects plan and design residential, institutional, recreational, commercial and industrial buildings and structures by applying their knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes and building materials.

    Industry Products
    New project architectural services
    Renovation and rehabilitation architectural services
    Industry Activities
    Architectural (except landscape) consulting services
    Architectural (except landscape) design services
    Architectural (except landscape) services
    Building architectural design 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
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • Prime rate
  • Corporate profit
  • Housing starts

  • Current Performance
  • Steady revenue expansion
  • Signs of recovery
  • Going green
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Building on success
  • Competitive conditions
  • Table: Architects Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Architects Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Retail Trade
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Educational Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Services
  • Landscape Design
  • Surveying & Mapping Services

  • Products & Services
  • New project architectural services
  • Renovation and rehabilitation architectural services
  • Chart: Architects Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Institutional construction
  • Commercial and industrial construction
  • Residential construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Architects Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Architects

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Architects Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Architects 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 Architects Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of private non-residential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    American Institute Of Architects (Aia)
  • The national professional association of architects.
  • Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computer technology to aid in the design and drafting of a part or product using software tools that can create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • 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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