Sketchy: Mixed demand from construction industries has constrained revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Architectural Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will grow due to increased activity in commercial and institutional building markets
  • Larger architectural design firms have pursued strategic alliances to compete for larger projects
  • Demand from the non-residential construction market is forecast to grow over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Architectural Services industry have endured difficult trading conditions over the past five years due to fluctuations in downstream building construction markets and rising competition. However, an increase in residential construction over the period has driven industry revenue growth. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $7.1 billion. However, the tightening of regulatory lending standards is anticipated to decrease residential construction over the current year. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline by 3.5% in 2016-17...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Architectural Services industry has grown over the past five years, despite high revenue volatility over the period. The industry has benefited from a rise in building activity, periods of positive business confidence, and lower home financing costs due to low interest rates. As a result, industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $7.1 billion. This result includes an anticipated decline of 3.5% in 2016-17, as the slowdown in apartment construction in Sydney and Melbourne begins to affect industry players. Architects are facing greater competition from large engineering consultancy firms and building contractors with in-house architectural design capacity. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Architectural Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Architectural Services Industry are

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial and industrial building construction and Dwelling commencements in the Architectural Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Architectural Services Industry?

    Industry firms provide architectural design and drafting services, landscape design services and town planning services. Industry firms also provide consultation on land zoning regulations and building code regulations.

    Industry Products
    Schematic design
    Design development
    Contract documentation
    Architectural drafting services
    Contract administration
    Other architectural and related services
    Industry Activities
    Architectural consultancy services (excluding construction management)
    Architectural drafting services
    Landscaping architectural services
    Town planning services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from institutional building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream trends
  • Profit
  • Changing markets
  • Green buildings
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Building markets
  • Growing competition
  • New strategies
  • Table: Architectural Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Architectural Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Specialised Design Services
  • Surveying and Mapping Services

  • Products & Services
  • Contract documentation
  • Contract administration
  • Other architectural and related services
  • Design development
  • Schematic design
  • Architectural drafting services
  • Chart: Architectural Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Multi-unit residential building contractors
  • Commercial and industrial building contractors
  • Institutional building contractors
  • Single-unit housing building contractors
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Architectural Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Subcontractors
  • Purchases, rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Architectural Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Architectural Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Architectural Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Architectural Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures.
  • Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computer technology to aid the design and drafting of buildings using software tools that can create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • Green Building
  • A building designed to reduce environmental effects and to be resource efficient.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • A specialised branch of architecture focusing on the design of external environments for human or natural amenity, aesthetic or practical purposes.
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