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76% of U.S. architecture firms have less than $1 million in gross receipts.

Source: AIA Firm Survey

28,500 full-time jobs created for every $1 billion invested in design and construction.

Source: The Contribution of Office, Industrial and Retail Development and Construction on the U.S. Economy, Center for Regional Analysis, 2007.

Firms spend on average $260,000 in non-reimbursed costs to pursue federal design-build projects.

Source: AIA study, 2012

The cost of five biggest U.S. natural disasters in 2012 was $70 billion.

Source: MunichRe

Energy costs for U.S. buildings rose 29 percent between 2000-2010

Source: DOE Buildings Data Book

Architecture graduates face on average $40,000 in student loan debt when they graduate.

Source: American Institute of Architecture Students


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