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Landscape Design Services – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 0781  |  NAICS 541320

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Landscape Design Services  (view report)
Landscaping Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

American Society of Landscape Architects
Resources available from this trade association include:

Landscape Architecture Magazine
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for architects, designers, and other creative professionals, with practice-related topics featured in recent issues including business management, workforce diversity, technology, work/life balance, and the everyday issues of operating a successful business. Selected articles from current issue and archived digital editions can be viewed free online.

Business Quarterly
Quarterly survey provides information on recent trends for billable hours, inquiries for new work, and hiring plans for different types of job positions, and also provides information on selected topics such as technology usage, educational outreach to K-12 grades, personnel recruitment and retention, and market demand for landscape planning and design services. Surveys are available to members only.

Walter Rogers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture

Comprehensive reference guide covers the various aspects of running a private practice, with topics covered in individual chapters including overview of the profession, clients and projects, professional practice relationships, marketing, contracts, project management, business management and record keeping, finance, and legal matters. Table of contents and selected pages can be viewed free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Landscape Architects

Occupational outlook handbook provides an overview of the landscape architecture profession, with information provided including total number of jobs, top employment settings, education and training requirements, licensure, certification, and registration requirements, annual wages by industry, state, and metropolitan area, and job outlook and projected change in employment over the next ten years.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Landscape Architectural Services  Search for "541320" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Landscape Architectural Services  Search for "541320" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Landscape Design Services
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

American Society of Landscape Architects
Graduating Student Survey

Annual survey provides detailed current and historical trend data on starting salaries and benefits for graduates of accredited undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs, with starting salary data broken out by gender, education (e.g., undergraduate, graduate), and age (e.g., 21 to 25, 26 or older). Survey reports from current and prior years can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Salary Survey of Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture Firms

Salary survey provides compensation data for design/technical and administrative/management staff at architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firms, with base salary data broken out by firm type, staff size, and geographic region. Survey overview and selected excerpts including table of contents, list of tables, and base salary data for senior architect job position are available free online.

PayScale, Inc.
Landscape Architectural Services

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as director of operations, principal architect, senior architect, architectural designer, project architect, project manager, and office manager, with employers for which data is provided including Brightview Holdings, Inc., Gensler, HDR Inc., Perkins and Will, Inc., and Hammel, Green, and Abrahamson, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job categories in this sector which includes landscape architectural firms that plan and design the development of land areas and outdoor spaces for parks, golf courses, and other recreational areas, airports, highways, schools, residential subdivisions, industrial parks, and commercial developments.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 0781 - Landscape Counseling and Planning
  NAICS Code 541320 - Landscape Architectural Services
Types of establishments included in these codes
Landscape architects - establishments that provide professional services related to the planning, design, and management of outdoor spaces, such as parks, campuses, and residential and commercial properties. Services provided may include site analysis, master planning, design development, and oversight of the construction process.
Landscape planning services - establishments that provide planning services for outdoor spaces, such as residential gardens, public parks, and commercial landscapes. These services may include site analysis, feasibility studies, and design concepts for the landscape, as well as coordination with other professionals involved in the project.
Garden planning services - establishments that provide planning and design services for outdoor spaces, such as residential gardens, public parks, and commercial landscapes. These services may include consultation with clients to determine their preferences and goals for the space in creating a comprehensive plan and design for the landscape.
Landscape designers - establishments that provide design services for outdoor spaces, such as residential gardens, public parks, and commercial landscapes. Services provided may include consultation with clients to determine their preferences and goals for the space, as well as the creation of a comprehensive plan and design for the landscape.
Golf course or ski area designers - establishments that provide specialized design services for golf courses and ski areas, including site analysis, master planning, and construction documentation. These services may also include oversight of the construction process, as well as ongoing maintenance and management services.
Landscape consulting services - establishments that provide consulting services related to outdoor design and landscaping, including site analysis, design development, and project management. These services may include recommendations for the use of sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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