High rise: Industry profit has risen due to increased private and public construction investments

Buoyed by a modest expansion in the Canadian real estate market and increased residential and public investment in nonresidential construction, revenue in the Architects industry in Canada is expected to increase. Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in the planning and design of buildings and other structures. Consequently, industry revenue is tied to the health of the real estate market. Positive long-term trends have helped spur demand for residential construction, especially in metropolitan areas, which boosted revenue for architectural services. In addition, an increase in public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects raised architectural revenue...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Steady growth in the Canadian real estate market will likely drive industry revenue
  • The Bank of Canada has kept its overnight rate near historic lows
  • Rising investment in commercial building developments will boost industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Demand for operators in the Architects industry in Canada is ultimately dependent on the financial, demographic and economic trends that affect the construction industry. As a result, the geographic spread of industry activity generally corresponds with the distribution of economic and construction activity across Canada, with a skewed representation of activity in major metropolitan areas. According to Statistics Canada, four provinces, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, accounted for over 90.0% of total industry revenue in 2019.The same four provinces comprise the highest proportion of industry activity in terms of establishment concentration. In 2019, Ontario is expected to account for 38.5% of industry establishments. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Architects Industry

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

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Architects industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Architects Industry?

    This industry plans and designs residential, institutional, leisure, commercial and industrial buildings and structures by applying their knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes and building materials.

    Industry Products
  • Office buildings
  • Retail and restaurant
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Educational institutions
  • Other nonresidential buildings
  • Single family
  • Multifamily
  • Industry Activities
  • Architectural consulting services, except landscape
  • Architectural design services, except landscape
  • Architectural services, except landscape
  • Building architectural design services
  • Drafting services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • Corporate profit
  • Housing starts
  • Overnight rate

  • Current Performance
  • Slow expansion
  • Depressed nonresidential markets
  • Commercial construction stabilizes in other sectors
  • Going green
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased investment will boost demand
  • Competition
  • Table: Architects Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Hotels & Motels in Canada
  • Full-Service Restaurants in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Municipal Building Construction in Canada
  • Public Schools in Canada
  • Private Schools in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Services in Canada
  • Interior Designers in Canada
  • Laboratory Testing Services in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Other nonresidential buildings
  • Multifamily
  • Educational institutions
  • Office buildings
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Retail and restaurant
  • Single family
  • Chart: Architects Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Governments, nonprofit organizations and public institutions
  • Homeowners and individuals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Architects Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Architects

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Architects Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Architects Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Architects Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Value of nonresidential construction (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computer technology to aid in the design and drafting of a part or product using software tools that can create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • Green Building
  • A building designed to reduce environmental impact and be resource efficient.
  • Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design
  • Also known as LEED, an environmental building certificate program established under the US Green Building Council that certifies buildings that meet energy-efficiency and green requirements.
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