Dodging a Bullet

Dodging a Bullet

Billings (blue) and Inquiries (red) for the past 12 months. Despite a shock in January, the index remains relatively stable.
Matt Chaban

What looked like a potential tidal wave for the architecture industry—one that would wipe out the relative economic gains of the past year—has turned out to be just another ripple in a still uncertain marketplace. In January, the Architecture Billings Index saw earlier this year. “If this recession is like past ones, I fully expect us to be back to work by the summer,” he said.


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