“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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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 for your architecture jobs. Our assessments are valuable, professional credentials, which are recognized standards for design software proficiency in a professional office setting. Our assessments are also available to the public 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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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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HOK Architects completes acquisition of 360 Architecture. HOK Architects is proud to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Kansas City-based 360 Architecture, a 200-person firm that is a leader in the design of sports, recreation, wellness, entertainment and mixed-use facilities. “This acquisition is further evidence of HOK’s plan for strategic growth and gives

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Architecture Hiring

An architecture firm is only as good as its people. Here are a few tips for attracting—and retaining—the best in the business. By Nate Berg From entry-level interns to top-tier management, the business of architecture relies on smart workers [staff]. To stay competitive and endure an ever-turbulent job market, design firms need to recruit the

“Where Are The Qualified Architects?”

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Employers Ask. They All Got Jobs.  6  Crucial Ways to Repopulate Your Workforce  Introduction Unemployment rates are still uncomfortably high across the nation, there is a misperception that architectural talent must be plentiful, but for specific experience, the exact opposite is true. The shortage is so acute that it has been associated with a rise

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