Index measures the economic health of the commercial sector based on project data submitted by a diverse mix of U.S. design firms, with projects categorized by region, project size, and market sector. Economic trends for various regions and sectors are calculated using a diffusion index with a neutral indicator of 50, with values above 50 indicating expansion and those below 50 indicating contraction.
Interior Design Magazine
https://www.interiordesign.net/ / special-reports
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for design professionals, with special reports including the "Top 100 Giants" (January issue) and the "100 Rising Giants" (July issue) reports which rank the top 100 and the second 100 largest firms, respectively, by fees and also include information on total fees by market sector, top ten firms by market sector, and types of projects by market sector.
Triennial research study provides a comprehensive look at design industry based on responses from over 3,000 designers, with data provided in the report including total number of design firms, location of offices by region, number of firms working in each market segment, top 3 market segments based on volume, size of markets by product category, and market segments with greatest growth potential.
ASID Billings Index
Quarterly publication provides three-month moving-average billing indexes based on responses from all survey participants and by firm size (e.g., self-employed, 2-9, 10-24, and 25 or more employees), market sector (e.g., single family, multi-family, commercial, and institutional), and U.S. census region (e.g., Northeast, Midwest, South, and West). Quarterly billings index reports are available free online.
ASID Outlook and State of Interior Design
Annual publication provides an in-depth look at the current business environment and the outlook for the industry, with topics covered including key issues in the U.S. economy and construction industry, a review of trends and disruptors at a macro-level and their implications for the industry, and insights from thought leaders on where the design industry is headed and the future of the design profession.
Market analysis report provides 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.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for organizations that plan, design, and furnish interior spaces in residential and nonresidential buildings based on their clients' functional, aesthetic, and safety needs and applicable building codes and other regulatory standards. Sample report is available free online.
Compensation surveys provide salary and benefits information for full-time professionals, with survey results reported by age, gender, education, years in profession, professional credentials, job function (e.g., executive, senior designer or architect, architect, and designer), supervisory responsibility, firm specialization, and geographic region. Summary highlights from the surveys are available free online.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for individuals who plan, design, and furnish internal spaces in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings based on their clients' functional, aesthetic, and safety needs and applicable building codes and other regulatory standards. Survey results are updated each May and can be viewed free online.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as director, project manager, and senior/junior/assistant designer, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., IA Interior Architects, Inc., Hirsch/Bedner International, Inc., Gettys Group Inc., StudioSix5 Inc., and FRCH a NELSON Co.