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Green Means Green for Architects

Green means green for architects that make a serious investment in green architecture and sustainability.  When the recession hit in 2007, the housing and real estate markets were hugely impacted. Jobs in architecture became scarce, and architects started getting laid off in droves. Though there’s been an increase since 2010 in positions in this arena,

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Pinterest and architecture, really? really.

I have been having a lot of fun lately with Pinterest, a social bookmarking site where users collect and share photos of their favorite events, interests and promote their companies and services.  I know many architect and design colleagues use Pinterest for these purposes and more, but wondered if you do too? Follow CFA on Pinterest! Pinterest

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Hiring millennial architects & designers & what is important to them

Hiring Millennials Baby boomers are retiring in record numbers, and their millennial replacements are very different in terms of personal characteristics, as well as job and workplace expectations. Millennials, aged 18 to 34 years old, already makeup more than one-third of the workforce. By 2025, they will account for close to 75 percent. Architecture firms are

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How to transform independent contractors into employees

First, make an architecture or interior-design independent contractor into an employee by formalizing the person’s work arrangement and paying him or her regular wages. The IRS and its interpretation of payment and work plays the most important role in deciding a person’s status. At our staffing firm for architects and designers converting a independent contractor

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Millennials in the architecture workplace

Hiring Millennials Consulting For Architects, Inc. is gathering editorial information from our architecture and design colleagues between the ages of 18 to 35. Your comments will be considered and may be quoted in our 2016 white paper: Hiring Trends – Millennials in the architecture workplace Existing research on Millennials, by others claim: Seem to have shorter attention spans than

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Happy Architects!

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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HOK Architects

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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“Where Are The Qualified Architects?”

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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What are the Top 5 Reasons to Fire Your #Architect?

First… Why hire an Architect? Why Does The AIA Say You Should Hire An Architect? What do Architects do? And how can they help you? Why hire an Architect? Few people realize how complicated it is to build-that is until they find themselves lost in a maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, contractors and

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CFA Job Board Achieves Early Success

Our Job Board Achieves Early Success  VISIT OUR JOB BOARD We launched our current website late last June.  Since that time we have matched over 100 architects and designers with firms throughout New York and more recently Los Angeles.  In addition to our standard methods of recruiting and talent coordination we have relied heavily on

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