Mixed Findings in Q3 2011 ASLA Business Quarterly Survey



7月に”米国のランドスケープアーキテクト職の成長”というブログを載せましたが、今回はちょっと残念なニュースをご紹介します。

10月24日付のASLAの発表によると、LAの求人数は前四半期と比較して減少傾向に転じたとのことです(グラフの出典はASLA)。

主な数値は以下の通りです



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Compared to the second quarter 2011, your third quarter 2011 billable hours were:Significantly higher (more than 10%) – 10.2%
Slightly higher (5 to 10% higher) – 22.2%
About the same (plus or minus 5%) – 33.0%
Slightly lower (5 to 10% lower) – 20.7%
Significantly lower (more than 10%) – 13.9% 

Compared to the second quarter 2011, your third quarter 2011 inquiries for new work were:Significantly higher (more than 10%) – 8.5%
Slightly higher (5 to 10% higher) – 27.2%
About the same (plus or minus 5%) – 33.8%
Slightly lower (5 to 10% lower) – 15.4%
Significantly lower (more than 10%) – 15.1%

Year to year, compared to the third quarter in 2010, your third quarter 2011 billable hours were:
Significantly higher (more than 10%) – 14.0%
Slightly higher (5 to 10% higher) – 25.0%
About the same (plus or minus 5%) – 21.3%
Slightly lower (5 to 10% lower) – 20.4%
Significantly lower (more than 10%) – 19.2%  

Year to year, compared to the third quarter in 2010, your third quarter 2011 inquiries for new work were:
Significantly higher (more than 10%) – 12.6%
Slightly higher (5 to 10% higher) – 26.5%
About the same (plus or minus 5%) – 27.7%
Slightly lower (5 to 10% lower) – 16.6%
Significantly lower (more than 10%) – 16.6% 

Do you plan on hiring any employees in the fourth quarter of 2011 (multiple answers)?Yes, we’ll be hiring an experienced landscape architect – 5.4%
Yes, we’ll be hiring an entry-level landscape architect – 4.2%
Yes, we’ll be hiring an intern – 2.4%
Yes, we’ll be hiring support staff – 3.0%
Yes, we’ll be hiring other design/architecture/engineering staff – 4.5%
Yes, we’ll be hiring other staff – 3.6%
No, we’re not currently hiring – 81.3%

Does your firm work in the following areas? Housing and community design – 66.2%
Transportation planning and design – 42.5%
Water resources and stormwater management – 43.1%
Parks and recreation – 64.9%
Health care and therapeutic design – 29.8%
Historic preservation – 24.0%
Security design – 8.3%
Not applicable – 15.1%

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「広範にわたる不安と経済の不確実性が下方圧力となっているが、一方で多くの企業が新しい顧客を見つけ始めている」とのコメントが紹介されています。

業務の領域の調査データでは、ハウジング(66.2%)や公園(64.9%)に加え、雨水管理に取り組んでいる企業が43.1%もいると示されています。また、Historic preservation(24%)やSecurity design(8.3%)も目立っており日本の状況との差異がわかります。



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