“Services for Architects from the only placement firm in existence built from scratch by a published designer educated and experienced in architecture. Our search techniques utilize that enhanced insight, which is why job seekers and hiring firms choose our top-tier service.”

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Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, interested in a flexible work environment, or passively searching for a permanent placement that maximizes your unique skills, the Recruiters at CFA will help you find the perfect architecture job and career.

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Hiring Firms

If you need talented new employees to facilitate your firms expansion, or a designer on a project basis who will meet deadlines during critical production times.  Our focused Placement Services will find the right candidate for you to complete your architecture job..

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We verify our candidate’s CAD knowledge using our proprietary exams. Our certifications are valuable, professional credentials, which are recognized standards for design software proficiency in a professional office setting. Our assessments are also available for job seekers and firms here.


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Architecture staffing choices changed for the better in 1984. There was a time, not so long ago, in order to build their careers; most up-and-coming architects had to remain anchored to one desk, at one firm performing rote tasks. Only a very lucky few were given the opportunity to do actual design work.

Architecture firms were stuck in a hiring-and-firing cycle. They were rendering themselves rigid and inefficient in dealing with the natural ebb and flow of work.

Along came a young designer, who was convinced there had to be a better path. In 1984, he founded Consulting for Architects and changed the industry’s staffing game forever. He offered talented architects and design professionals a promising new option: 

Instead of making a long-term full-time commitment to “paying their dues” at a single employer, they could gather under the CFA banner and offer their services to a multitude of firms. As those firms began to reap the benefits of adopting CFA’s non-permanent hiring strategies, they began to offer more project-based opportunities.


architecture staffing agenciesThings snowballed from there: within less than a decade of pioneering the concepts of “flex hiring,” “full-time freelancing” and “project consulting,” CFA was firmly established as the industry’s most trusted, go-to source for architecture and design talent.

Other architecture staffing businesses jumped into the game, but none could match CFA’s innate expertise and experience within the profession.

Today, project consulting has become the norm. Contingent workers have been a growing segment of the labor force since the recovery began in 2010. They account for 26.2% of private-sector hiring.

CFA is a true “market-maker,” with thousands of successful project and permanent placements, and all thanks to its esteemed clients. Clients comprised of hundreds of working professionals and firms on both sides of the hiring equation.

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Architects. Engineers. Construction. Interior Designers. CAD Experts.


Hiring an architect or designer on a flexible basis to supplement core staff gives your firm a competitive advantage. When completing projects on time and on budget is achieved by the slimmest of margins.
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Many professionals desire an alternative to traditional employment–especially if they feel pigeon-holed or want to fast-track their career.  Hiring an architect on a project basis, or working as a project consultant, is the intelligent solution. Hiring an architect for NCARB IDP Credits.

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As the demand for hiring an architect increases dramatically firms are hiring permanent employees in record numbers. Exercising caution much of this hiring is on a trial period basis.  At the same time, architects will choose to work on a trial basis before making a long-term commitment.

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Hiring an architect to meet the current demand is a challenge and you are competing with multiple offers as job seekers make their move. Reliability and sourcing is critical and why we have grown with our client base for 29 years.

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Assembling a City Perkins Eastman designs a city on the former site of an Atlanta car factory The City of Doraville, population 8,300, is a 15-mile drive from downtown Atlanta. The suburban enclave is also the last stop on Atlanta’s METRO Gold line rail transit system. Around the station, Stan Eckstut, principal at Perkins Eastman,

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World Wide Group is selling six buildings across the street from Bloomingdale’s. The new owner can raze the properties and build a 1,000-foot-tall residential tower. Super tall tower – An ultra-pricey, tall residential tower could soon sprout across the street from Bloomingdale’s. Real estate investment firm World Wide Group has put a collection of six,

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Happy architects? Today, we are. Architecture & Interior Design Careers – Why are we happy architects today? This is the best time to consider a career move in the last 30-years. Firms are exploding with projects and cannot fill their opening positions. Everyone is competing for people from the same talent pool. Engineers are in

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The Renzo Piano–designed museum has a clunky exterior, but when visitors step inside, much is forgiven. by Paul Goldberger When the Whitney Museum commissioned Michael Graves to design an expansion of its celebrated Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue in 1981, nobody thought it would be the beginning of a 34-year struggle by the museum

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