New York, NY
Consulting for Architects, Inc. New York | Los Angeles, was founded 1984 with one goal in mind: To identify architects and firms with compatible design sensibilities and match them on a project or permanent basis. As a published designer with educational and professional background in the field, CFA founder and CEO David McFadden spearheads the teams efforts to address the specific needs of customers.
Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, interested in a more flexible work environment, or searching for a position that uses your unique skills, the recruiters at Consulting for Architects can help.
We work with hundreds of top architecture and building design firms nationwide – offering you access to opportunities that will allow you to broaden your portfolio, and fast track your career.
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.
Things 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 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.
CFA —Who Are We?
Architects. Interior Designers. CAD Experts.
236 5th Avenue
New York, NY, US , 10001