Architecture in the USA Today – In Infographics

Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of

As part of their ongoing ACSA Atlas Project, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has just released a new set of infographics, showcasing a range of statistics relevant to both architecture students and professionals alike. The 10 images cover a range of issues, including: demographic concerns such as race and gender, economic concerns such as salaries and employment futures, and the number of architects and students in each state. Read on after the break for the full set.

In Education

The total number of degrees awarded in all subjects has increased by 64% since 1992. But architecture-related degrees are becoming less popular, with an increase of just 40%. Image Courtesy of ACSA
Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of ACSA
International students tend to prefer the West Coast and the North East. Image Courtesy of ACSA
There tends to be more international students at higher levels of education than lower levels, and more at private institutions than public ones. Image Courtesy of ACSA
At degree, doctorate and professor levels, Hispanic and Black people are severely under-represented compared to overall population statistics. Asian/Pacific Islanders are significantly over-represented. Image Courtesy of ACSA
At almost every degree level in almost every architecture-related field, more men are getting degrees women. The only field where the tables were turned? Interior Architecture. Image Courtesy of ACSA

In the Profession

Though States like California and New York have the most architects in total, it’s actually Washington DC and Hawaii that have the most architects relative to their population. In general, States on the West coast and in the North East have more architects than other regions. Image Courtesy of ACSA
Unsurprisingly, most architects work in the Architecture and Engineering industry. But this may not be the easiest way to earn money as an architect: in the 10th percentile of earnings in both the Transport & Warehousing and the Information & Communications industry, you can earn as much as the 50th percentile of those in the architecture industry itself.. Image Courtesy of ACSA
The last couple of years have seen a noticeable upturn in the average salaries of leaders of architecture firms. However, their subordinates have had no such luck. Image Courtesy of ACSA
There’s a rosy outlook for the Architecture profession as a whole: over the next 10 years, there is a predicted 17.5% increase in employment prospects. Image Courtesy of ACSA
Cite: Stott, Rory. "Architecture in the USA Today – In Infographics" 05 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=502709>

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    Ilegibles las infografías, qué complicados que somos los arquitectos!

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