We believe great employees make great companies. When we talk about recruiting the best and brightest, we’re talking about people who thrive on the excitement of collaboration and the discovery of new opportunities. They like setting their own goals and working hard to achieve them. Our employees are self-motivated and are passionate about what they do, passionate about creating something that matters.

Most design firms, given their immediate project workload, hire on an as needed basis. We don’t. We make it a priority to recruit talented people based upon our long-term vision of how the prospective employee will contribute and prosper within our culture. By taking the time to strategically fill “career paths” instead of the immediate needs of a single project, both the firm and the new employee benefit from a lasting commitment.

Current Opportunities

Urban Designer:  Urban Designer:  Design Collective is looking for a talented urban designer with 3 to 7 years’ experience and a degree in Architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch) to join our Urban Design studio.  Candidates should have a passion for planning and designing livable, engaging, and sustainable  places at a variety of scales.  Our projects range from sites as small as a few city blocks to several hundred acres or more.  Our design approach includes a rigorous context analysis,  input from diverse area stakeholders via facilitated public design charrettes and workshops, and evaluation of economic, historic, cultural, social, and environmental considerations.  Our planning and urban design expertise supports public sector agencies and private developer clients in transforming commercial corridors, revitalizing disinvested neighborhoods, planning for mixed-use and transit-oriented development, and rebuilding our cities and urban districts.  In addition to experience in these areas, candidates should have outstanding planning, design, analytical, graphic, writing, verbal, and presentation skills.  Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency in CAD, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp. Interested candidates should send a resume and portfolio (or online link) to:

Design Collective is looking for Project Managers, Architects and Interior Designers with two or more years of experience to work on some of the firm's most notable projects including several high-rise, mixed-use, multi-family, commercial office, student housing, science and technology and academic facilities. These include several multi-year and multi-million dollar new construction and renovation projects for clients like Howard Hughes Corporation, Kettler, LCOR, Caves Valley Partners, COPT, Cornell University, University of South Florida, University of the Sciences, University System of Maryland, Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools.  

Project Managers must be adept at leading multi-disciplinary teams, managing consultants, leading presentations and working directly with clients in all phases of project delivery. Candidates must be well-versed in technical detailing, sustainable design and overall project documentation, have strong verbal and leadership skills, a professional degree in architecture and experience managing Revit-based projects. Preference will be given to candidates with 5 or more years of experience.

Project Architects and Interior Designers must be adept at developing and guiding design concepts to successful implementation within a cross-disciplinary and team-oriented studio environment. Candidates must possess a professional degree in architecture or interior design and have a high level of proficiency in Revit, with a proven ability to set up projects and assemble construction documents in Revit. Preference will be given to candidates that possess good communication skills and that are well versed in construction documentation, demonstrating a strong design rigor, technical proficiency and in-depth knowledge of relevant building codes, construction technologies and materials.

Design Collective, Inc, is a nationally-recognized and Baltimore-based architecture, planning, landscape architecture and interior design firm that offers competitive salaries, an Employee Stock-Ownership Plan (ESOP), voluntary 401K, above-standard company paid contributions towards medical and RX coverage, licensure/registration reimbursement plan, professional development and networking support. The firm maintains a core of well-respected public and private sector clients and a portfolio of award-winning projects in a variety of high-performing, growth-oriented market sectors.

Continuing Education

Each year the firm sets aside a significant amount of resources for continuing education. Any employee can request to attend relevant professional or education classes, seminars or conferences to advance their knowledge or obtain the credits required by the various State Registration Boards for maintaining current licensure.

In addition to outside programs, Design Collective has a well-established in-house series of educational programs for all employees to attend. These include our weekly “Lunch and Learn” sessions, the Design Collective University seminars, monthly construction site visits, and our “First Friday” program, where employees can discuss projects, the profession, and life!


Design Collective is an EOE, M/F/D/V employer.  Please submit resume and portfolio/samples of your work to

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