Otis College of Art and Design

2020 Architecture and Related Services

Architecture and Related Services is one of the smallest creative industries in California, employing 48,000 wage and salary workers in 2018, or 5% of total employment in the State’s creative industries. Employment in this sector increased 31% from 2013 to 2018, outpacing the Creative Economy average of 17% and outperforming every other creative sector. This resulted in an addition of 11,000 wage and salary workers in the sector statewide.

The Architecture and Related Services Industry is divided into five subsectors: (1) Architectural Services; (2) Drafting Services; (3) Interior Design Services; (4) Landscape Architectural Services; and (5) Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing. At 30,000 wage and salary employees, the Architectural Services subsector has the most employment in this industry statewide at 61%.