Navigate current business conditions, make smarter decisions, and prep for the future with AIA’s business intelligence.
AIA Compensation Report
The 2021 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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Maximize your firm’s performance through benchmarking and insights on trends affecting your bottom line.
Firm Survey Report
AIA's Firm Survey Report provides metrics and insights covering business practices, firm performance, and trends.
Demystifying ESG for Design Firms: Risks and Opportunities
What exactly is ESG? This short webinar will demystify ESG and the impact it has on design firms, their business models, standards of practice, and operations.
Technology, Culture, & the Future of the Architectural Firm
Understanding the trends of technology adoption in architecture firms requires an end-to-end view into the business of design. Firm leaders can no longer assume that technology in practice refers to CAD, BIM, AR, VR, XR, drones, and project management/ERP systems. There’s more to the story that must be considered for many firms to grow and thrive.
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Business Opportunities & Sustainability Trends Amidst a Pandemic
AIA Small Firm Compensation Report
The AIA Small Firm Compensation Report is dedicated to the unique needs and structure of small architecture firms.
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.
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.
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.
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.