Business Intelligence

Navigate current business conditions, make smarter decisions, and prep for the future with AIA’s business intelligence.

AIA Compensation Report

The 2019 AIA Compensation Report is the industry’s most comprehensive resource on architecture firm compensation. Use the complete national report, the metro area report, or one of nine regional reports to understand your value and make good decisions for your career or your business.

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Economic Insights

Anticipate future opportunity and challenges by putting AIA’s economic data to work for you.

Architecture Billings Index (ABI)

AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a leading economic indicator for nonresidential construction activity.

Between the trend lines

AIA’s Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, analyzes how the Biden administration’s infrastructure package could impact architects.

Between the trend lines

AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, parses the impact of the latest relief bill and analyzes signs of economic recovery in the architecture profession.

AIA Home Design Trends Survey (HDTS)

Discover some of the emerging trends in kitchen and bath features in the latest HDTS.

Consensus Construction Forecast

The Consensus Construction Forecast, compiled from top nonresidential construction forecasters, projects business conditions in the construction industry over the next 12–18 months.

Reading between the trend lines

For AIA’s Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, the story of this recession is about a range of conditions for firms that make for a difficult prognosis.

Economic & industry resources

Looking to make better business decisions and plans for the future? Compare trends within the industry through the primary data sources below that include information pertinent to the profession.

Call for survey panelists

Participation on survey panels is a great way to contribute to data collection that is extremely valuable to our industry. Take part in an important project with data used by firms and reported on by the press, receive the free online release as soon as it is available, and compare your firm with others and use the data to prepare future business plans.

Global Architecture Billings Index (GABI)

Coming soon: Global design indicators that underscore the role of architects in improving the built environment and promoting economic growth worldwide.

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