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Best Part of Interior Design Magazine July 2013: Rising Giants

August 11, 2013

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It is always tough to pick the best part of Interior Design magazine, as there are usually several best things; but, if pressed, the best part of Interior Design magazine [July 2013] are the infographics describing the state of the architectural corporate office landscape.  Here are some highlights, in case you missed it…

The 3 Most Admired Firms
1. Gensler
2. Rockwell Group
3. Perkins + Will
Architectural Position Median Annual Salary
Principals/Partner $132,500
Project Manager/Job Captain $85,000
Designer $62,669
Other Staff $50,000
Architectural Position Rates Per/Hour
Principal/Partner $200
Project Manager/Job Captain $153
Designer $113
Other Staff $90
Type of Residential Project %
Residential Development (Mixed-use) 74%
Urban Dwelling 49%
Suburban Residences 40%
Second/Vacation House 36%
Other 28%
Type of Government Project %
Office 83%
School 38%
Hospital/Medical 28%
Lab 23%
Library 21%
Courthouse/Corrections 21%
Military 19%
Other 13%
Type of Education Project %
College/University 82%
K-12 41%
Other (non-profit) 31%
Location of Project %
Domestic 88%
International 12%
Type of Construction %
New Construction 38%
Renovation 62%
Top Practice Issues %
Creating New Business 62%
Recruiting Qualified Staff 54%
Marketing 42%
Training 39%
Retaining Staff 24%
Providing competitive pay scale & benefits 22%
Managing profits & expenses 17%

Of course there were many more but these were some of the highlights.


About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.


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