October 9, 2009
  Overview of the 2009 AIA Firm Survey
The AIA published The Business of Architecture: An AIA Survey Report on Firm Characteristics on October 5. Based on an analysis of 2,699 AIA-member firm responses collected between January and March 2009, the report is available on-line from the AIA Bookstore. To provide a comprehensive sense of the information covered in the survey, we offer here a reprint of the survey overview.


The Economy • Financial Services • R&D Trends

The Economy: First to improve will be tech areas, ports, and energy hubs
Financial Services: Despite regs, a speculative spirit is returning to many banks
R&D Trends: Cooperation is replacing competition as bigs partners with smalls

Practice and Technical Resources for AIA Members
Consistently, with readership satisfaction surveys, the AIA hears from members that on top of the list of preferred topics are practice and technology. Here is a compendium of material available now or upcoming soon.

 
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Welcome to the Business Zone
This is the place for our monthly Work-on-the-Boards survey report, quarterly Housing Trends survey report, and biannual Consensus Forecast, all by AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. You’ll also find tips for managing the business side of your practice, as well as the weekly Kiplinger Connection.