Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, installs a tool for knowledge and monitoring of the economic sector of architecture: the observatory of the economy of architecture. This installation was formalized during a day of exchanges on November 16, 2021, at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine. Designed as a partnership tool, it aims to bring together stakeholders in the sector and associated ministries to build a robust and forward-looking vision of the sector.

Architecture is a discipline of general interest, mobilizing multiple and specific skills, cultural, technical, project, which allow the professionals who hold them to design a quality living environment for all citizens.

The great social and environmental changes that our society is experiencing and the health crisis that we are going through remind us acutely of the importance of this knowledge and know-how.

The training, provided in our 20 national schools of architecture, as the practice, the professional trajectories, in agency and outside, evolve, diversify, to meet these challenges.

Thus, better understanding these developments has become essential to be able to anticipate and support them, ensure the sustainability of this sector of activity and better support the economic actors of architecture, who today represent 11% of cultural jobs and 8% of the added value created by culture.

The observatory will focus on five topics:

  • the socio-demography of the profession,
  • the nature of the architectural command,
  • the business models of architecture companies,
  • adapting training to the reality of the architectural labour market,
  • international support

The day of installation and exchanges at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, on November 16, 2021, made it possible to take stock of the architecture sector and open the debate on its transformations, through the eyes of researchers, outside personalities and architects.