Consulting For Architects, Inc. Hiring Trends.

Design and Manage Your Career

  • anchor

    The Hiring War To Find And Retain Architecture And Design Talent

    David C. McFadden
    Sep 27, '22 4:37 PM EST

    Image from Spaces Architects@ka

    There is no doubt that the architecture and design industry is booming. With new buildings and other projects popping up all over the country, the demand for talent is higher than ever. However, with a large percentage of the workforce leaving the industry during the pandemic, there is a significant gap in the supply of qualified workers.

    The shortage has created a fierce hiring war, as companies are fighting to find and retain the best talent. With so many job openings and high demand, architects and designers can be picky about where they work. So, how can you make your firm stand out from the rest? 

    Here are a few tips: 

    - Offer competitive salaries and benefits.

    - Provide opportunities for career growth.

    - Offer a flexible work environment.

    - supplement full-time with short-term staff to reduce work hours

    - Thoughtfully designed workspace & brand 

    - Have a strong company culture 

    By offering competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for career growth, you will be able to attract the best talent to your firm. Additionally, having a solid company culture will help you retain that talent. So, make sure you are prepared to fight for the right talent!


    After working at various design practices on a full-time and freelance basis and starting his design firm, David McFadden saw a gap to fill in the industry. In 1984, he created an expansive hub for architects and hiring firms to sync up, complete projects, and mutually benefit. That hub was Consulting For Architects Inc., which enabled architects to find meaningful design work while freeing hiring firms from tedious hiring-firing cycles. This departure from the traditional, more rigid style of employer-employee relations was just what the industry needed - flexibility and adaption to current work circumstances. David has successfully advised his clients and staff through the trials and tribulations of four recessions – the early ’80s, the early ’90s, the early 2000s, the Great Recession of 2007, and the Pandemic.

    • No Comments

    • Block this user

      Are you sure you want to block this user and hide all related comments throughout the site?

    • Back to Entry List...
  • ×Search in:

About this Blog

Staying on top of hiring trends in one of the most volatile professions is required reading. New information to help you make better career choices empowering you to design and manage your own career. Our blog is written for design professionals by design professionals. Whether you are in school or are at the peak of your architecture career you will benefit by following and subscribing to this blog. #cons4arch #ilookup #architecture #careers #employment #jobs #recruiters

Affiliated with:

Authored by:

Recent Entries