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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Architectural Services

Overview of the U.S. Architectural Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Architectural Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Architectural Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Architectural Services For Non-Residential Building Projects

Architectural Services - Office Building Projects

Architectural Services - Retail And Restaurant Projects

Architectural Services - Hotels And Convention Centers

Architectural Services - Hospitals And Clinical Buildings Used For Active Health Care

Architectural Services - Nursing Homes And Similar Buildings Used For Medium- And Long-Term Health Care

Architectural Services - Entertainment, Recreational, And Cultural Building Projects

Architectural Services - Primary And Secondary School Projects

Architectural Services - College And University Projects

Architectural Services - Industrial Building Projects

Architectural Services - Transportation And Distribution Facility Projects

Architectural Services - Religious Building Projects

Architectural Services - Justice System Building Projects

Architectural Services - Other Non-Residential Building Projects

Architectural Services For Residential Building Projects

Architectural Services - Single-Family Residential Projects

Architectural Services - Multi-Family Residential Projects

Historical Restoration Architectural Services

Architectural Consulting Services (Include Expert Witness Services.)

Landscape Architectural Services For Residential Building Projects

Landscape Architectural Services For Non-Residential Building Projects

Urban Planning Services

Project Site Master Planning Services

Design-Build And General Contractor Services (Include Design-Bid-Build Construction Services.)

Interior Design Services

Engineering Services

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Architectural Services by state

Architectural Services Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Architectural Services companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Architectural Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Architectural Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Architectural Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 50%
Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers 9%
Architects, Except Naval 6%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 6%
Engineers 25%
Civil Engineers 10%
Civil Engineers 10%
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 16%
Drafters 7%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 6%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Architectural Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Otak trademarks "OTAK" - project management services in the field of architecture; project management services in the field of urban planning and land development design - 01/06/2018
  • Perkins+will raises $2 million in funding. - 01/05/2018
  • Milrose Consultants trademarks "CODE ON THE ROAD" - Regulatory compliance consulting in the fields of local, state and federal building codes and regulations; local, state and federal zoning codes and regulations, and energy conservation - 01/05/2018
  • Miller Dunwiddie Architecture trademarks "MILLER DUNWIDDIE" - Architectural services; Interior design services - 12/29/2017
  • Calthorpe Associates raises $1 million in funding. - 10/03/2017
  • Stewart Engineering & Sales patents Apparatus For Operating Hand Chain Hoist - 05/25/2017
  • Hord Coplan Macht raises $1 million in funding. - 04/24/2017
  • EC Data Systems patents Secure, Scalable And Flexible Internet Fax Architecture - 12/24/2015
  • Michael Graves & Associates patents Clinical Signage System With Reversible Information Cards And Associated Method For Use - 09/24/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Roundhouse One7
    EC Data Systems6
    Architectural Systems

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • Five Things Every Developer Should Know About Software Architecture - here are five things that every software developer should know about software architecture. Consumer-driven contracts enable our teams at Rightmove to work independently, and be confident that their changes won’t break other services when deploying their ... (01/10/2018)
    • New realities require new architecture - omni-experience, information and operating model are key to enabling new digital products, services and engagement across the ... This is where “business architecture” can provide significant value to digital transformation efforts. (01/09/2018)
    • Northeastern University’s Seattle Campus to host International Conference on Software Architecture - “Agility with software architecture is a really difficult thing to achieve ... The first keynote speaker, Dr. Roger Barga, General Manager at Amazon Kinesis services at AWS, has just been confirmed. There are still opportunities to get involved ... (01/09/2018)
    • Formtek | Orion Architecture - The Data Tier is the foundation of the Formtek | Orion architecture. A key component is the Enterprise Content Manager, which consists of library services (versioning, metadata management, etc.) for managing information. By using Data Connectors the ... (01/05/2018)
    • Thailand Creative & Design Center by Department of Architecture Co.: 2017 Best of Year Winner for Library - A beguiling mash-up of art deco and International Style architecture, completed in 1940 ... country’s creative businesses by providing a broad range of resources and services. Now they all occupy the five-story building, transformed by principals ... (01/04/2018)
    • Walters Homes expands into architectural services - Homebuilder Walters Homes recently announced it has selected Arnold Boyle to lead the firm’s expansion into architectural services. Boyle, a 13-year veteran, will oversee all design services for the firm’s venture, Walters Architecture LLC. “What we ... (01/02/2018)
    • How mass timber can help architects rethink “basic services” - Bernstein was formerly vice president at Autodesk and now teaches at the Yale School of Architecture. The topic this week in my practice class is “Scope of Services,” where we examine the architect’s relationship to the client’s work, to wit ... (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,086,447,246 on Architectural Services. It has awarded 8,976 contracts to 823 companies, with an average value of $1,320,106 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Architectural Services to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Interior Design Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Architectural ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Interior Design Services

    Since sales from Architectural Services are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Interior Design Services, companies in the Architectural Services industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Interior Design Services Product Sales Report

    Engineering Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Architectural ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences
    Engineering Services
    Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services
    Surveying & Mapping Services Competing industry
    Computer Systems Design Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Engineering Services are less than those from Architectural Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Engineering Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Engineering Services Product Sales Report

    Construction Management Services
    Construction Management Services Product Sales Report

    Project Management Services
    Project Management Services Product Sales Report

    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property
    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Product Sales Report

    Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright
    Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Architectural (except landscape) design services, Architects' (except landscape) private practices, Architectural (except landscape) services, Architectural (except landscape) consultants' offices, Building architectural design services, Architects' (except landscape) offices, etc.

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