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.
Maximize your firm’s performance through benchmarking and insights on trends affecting your bottom line.
Reading between the trend lines
To complement AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, helps you navigate this recession and what’s next.
Architecture in Turbulent Times: “You have to start with justice”
Highlights from “The State of Equity in Architecture,” a panel discussion during AIA’s virtual event.
Architecture in Turbulent Times: Spotlight on sustainability
AIA’s learning event, “Architecture in Turbulent Times,” featured a number of engaging and informative sessions on sustainability
Design Assist vs. Delegated Design–Industry experts release recommended guidance
AIA and AISC released a white paper "Delegated Design, Design Assist, and Informal Involvement – what does it all mean?” providing guidance on these commonly used terms.
Firm Survey Report
AIA's Firm Survey Report provides metrics and insights covering business practices, firm performance, and trends.
AIA Small Firm Compensation Report
The AIA Small Firm Compensation Report is dedicated to the unique needs and structure of small architecture firms.
AIA Client Insights Report
Providing data that drives business, deepens client relationships, and prepares you for the demands of your next project
Get the market intelligence and insights you need to navigate the future of the design profession and industry.
Anticipate future opportunity and challenges by putting AIA’s economic data to work for you.
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.
Architecture Billings Index (ABI)
AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a leading economic indicator for nonresidential construction activity.
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.
AIA Home Design Trends Survey (HDTS)
Discover some of the emerging trends in kitchen and bath features in the latest HDTS.
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.
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.