The outlook remains positive for landscape architecture firms, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ second quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey. The survey revealed a marked rise in billable hours and inquiries for new work. Hiring plans rose slightly from the last quarter.
Roughly 85% reported stable to significantly higher inquiries for new work, an increase from 80% last quarter. In addition, 82% indicated stable to significantly higher billable hours, compared to 72% last quarter.
“The survey indicates widespread strengthening of the landscape architecture industry," says Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. "We are very much encouraged by the growth shown during the second quarter and rise in hiring plans, particularly among mid-sized firms. Hopefully, these signs point to continued growth for the rest of this year."