Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2013

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ASLA Residential, Hospitality Design Survey Residential Design Projects 98 Percent of LA Firms Specify/Purchase Outdoor Furniture, Appliances and Accessories for Projects The American Society of Landscape Architects announced survey results of more than 4,000 landscape architecture firms regarding residential and hospitality design and product selection. Of the surveyed firms, 81 percent do residential design; 63 percent design both residential and hospitality projects. Nearly 10 percent of firms surveyed responded. 68% heating or cooling features 91% outdoor kitchens Survey Numbers—Residential Design Projects 96% fireplace, firepit or other fire feature 97% water features (ponds, pools, fountains) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Hospitality Design Services percent 60% heating or cooling features Survey Numbers—Hospitality Design Services (hotels, resorts, restaurants) 60% outdoor kitchens 86t% fireplace, firepit or other fire feature 97% water features (ponds, pools, fountains) 0 10 20 30 40 50 • The average firm designs 6-20 residential projects a year; 24 percent design more than 21 projects a year; and 14 percent design more than 30 projects a year. • The typical residential landscape project budget is $250,000-$500,000; for 10 percent of firms it is $500,000 to more than $1 million. • 98 percent of firms specify or purchase outdoor furniture, appliances and accessories: 49 percent through a manufacturer's representative; 36 percent on line; 30 percent through a local retailer; and 20 percent at a company showroom. 60 70 80 percent Information Request # 584 104 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 90 100 • 64 percent of the surveyed firms provide hospitality design services. • 77 percent of the firms design 1-5 projects a year; 20 percent design between 6-20 projects a year. • 94 percent of the firms specify or purchase outdoor furniture, appliances and accessories: 46 percent through a manufacturer's representative; 26 percent on line; 18 percent through a local retailer; and 12 percent at a company showroom. • The typical hospitality landscape project budget is $250,000 to $1 million; for 21 percent of firms it's more than $1 million; and for 8 percent of firms it's more than $3 million. Information Request # 546

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