Firm Survey Report

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With data from 2,000+ firms, this essential resource includes metrics to measure practice, evaluate performance, and set strategy. Discover trends in net and gross billings, small firms, BIM, and more with the only report that covers the full complexity of the firms that power the architecture and design profession.

Key findings from the AIA Firm Survey Report include:

Firm and staff profiles: Architecture firms are increasingly multidisciplinary, and average firm size has increased since 2015.

Firm billings and finances: Architecture firm billings continue to grow, totaling $45 billion in 2017, although the pace of growth has slowed somewhat.

Construction sectors served: Billings from residential projects continue to increase, particularly new residential construction.

Practice and technology trends: BIM penetration is fully integrated into large firms and has shown recent growth at small firms.

International work: International projects accounted for 2.6% of firm billings in 2017, with nearly half of these billings from projects in China and Western Europe.

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