March 03 2014

The Top 10 Job Boards for Architects

Are you a professional or aspiring architect looking for a job in your field of interest? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Global Site Plans has compiled a list of the Top 10 Job Boards for Architects. We dug through the web and used Alexa International Rankings to uncover the most visited websites. Take a few minutes to look through our list and who knows – maybe you’ll find your next career!

1. Learn4Good / http://www.learn4good.com/jobs/language/english/list/architecture/

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They don’t have a Twitter account or are even an architecture specific website, but Learn4Good has gained the number one spot on our list. The international site is essentially a one-stop-shop those looking for education and career resources. To look for a job in the field of architecture, simply select “Architecture” under the “Job Search” feature and you will find hundreds of opportunities from around the world.

2. Archinect / http://archinect.com/jobs / @archinect

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Archinect has been bringing together the architecture community since 1997, with the sole mission of introducing “new ideas from all disciplines.” Not only does the site possess an impressive jobs board, but it even ranks their top 13 jobs of 2013. You may find Archinect’s other features helpful. If you’re an employer, use the new Talent Finder to find eager employees. And if you’re looking for a job, see which firms are most actively hiring. Make sure you sign up for an Archinect account to get the full benefits!

3. CGArchitecthttp://jobs.cgarchitect.com / @cgarchitect

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CGarchitect is an online magazine, launched in 2001, specifically for architectural visualization. The site’s thorough jobs board can be searched through a variety of professions, ranging from 3D Artists, Modelers, Animators, Project Managers, sales and designers, amongst others. Users can even post a job in three easy steps. Get more involved with the CGarchitect community by becoming a member.

4. The American Institute of Architects / http://careercenter.aia.org / @AIANational

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Since 1987, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading membership association for the field. The organization has grown to nearly 300 state and local chapters. AIA provides numerous career opportunities, including their impressive listing of jobs. Expand your network by becoming a member. Levels include Architect, Associate, International Associate, National Allied Individual and Cornerstone Partners.

5. Aerotek / http://www.aerotek.com/architecture/architecture-jobs.aspx / @AerotekJobs

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Once again, another site on our list is not specific to architecture. Aerotek is a recruiter and staffing industry that connects employers to employees. For architects, it’s easy to both look for a job and to hire. Users can post their resumes and look for career information. If this looks like the architecture career site for you, create an account and become a member.

6. Dezeen / http://www.dezeenjobs.com / @Dezeen

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Dezeen was also the seventh ranked website on our Top 10 Architecture Websites for 2013. The online magazine was launched in 2006 with the goal of bringing its readers the “best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world.” In addition to its seemingly limitless source of architecture info, the site has a list of jobs that will leave a hungry employee searching for hours. Read more to see how you can post a job on the site.

7. DJB / http://architecture.designjobsboard.com / @designjobsboard

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This site makes it about easy as possible to find a job in any kind of design, whether it be graphics, fashion or architecture. Design Jobs Board has a long list of career opportunities, most of which are based out London, for architects. You can also post a job for free on the site with three quick steps.

8. Ontario Association of Architects / http://www.oaa.on.ca/professional%20resources/classifieds/employment%20opportunities / @oaaarchitects

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Rounding out our list is the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). The membership supported firm promotes the profession of architecture for all Ontarians. In addition to the numerous employment opportunities listed, you can also find resources for internships, scholarships, and other opportunities. If you’re interested in getting more involved with the Association, sign up and become a member!

9. Bespoke Careers / http://www.bespokecareers.com/index.cfm/jobs / @BespokeCareers

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There are over 100 listings for architecture positions on Bespoke Careers website. The firm of architects and designers helps job hunters and employers find what they’re looking for. On the site, you will find a variety of resources, including interview tips and cover letter samples. If you happen to be in London, stop by their office. Otherwise, follow them on Twitter to stay updated with their most recent career opportunities.

10. Architecture Served / http://www.architectureserved.com/joblist / @Behance

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Rounding out our list is Architecture Served, a “collection of sites that showcase category specific content” from the website Behance. Their jobs board allows you to search for opportunities through specific categories. Sign up for a Behance account if you are interested in showcasing your work.

We know there are numerous sources for people to find jobs in the field of architecture. After reviewing our list, did you notice any websites that were missing? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Robert Poole

Robert Poole recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in City and Regional Planning. He grew up in San Diego but now resides in San Francisco. He is intrigued by, yet concerned with the large discrepancies in socio-economic development within the Bay Area. He currently works at a non-profit organization in San Francisco that advocates for new housing development in the City through policy and legislation. As he continues his work, he hopes to gain a more in-depth understanding of the city’s public process in order to develop solutions that create more affordable housing options for the City's low to middle-income residents.

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6 Responses to “The Top 10 Job Boards for Architects”

  1. Anna de Almeida Says:

    This is a great list. I often also consult http://s-architecture.blogspot.com/

  2. Robert Poole Says:

    Thanks for the feedback Anna. Looks like a helpful source!

  3. Bob Snyder Says:

    Some of the other websites that we use are: AIA – American Institute of Architects; IIDA – International Interior Design Association; IFMA – International Facilities Management Association; Archinect; AUGI (Autodesk User Group) – more for Revit/BIM positions; Interiordesign.net
    Arkitectum; ASID – American Society of Interior Designers
    *We post on the national chapters and local chapters

  4. Jaime Solorzano Says:

    Great article Robert! It is a very interesting guide for artchitects who area seeking for job opportunities. I am not architect, but I have been looking for sites oriented to urban planners, or other sites with job posts for people interested in urban and regional issues, like http://urban.org/ and http://uli.org/. I hope this would help for this valuable discussions. Regards from Bogota.

  5. Robert Poole Says:

    Thanks for the comment Jaime! The sites you listed have appeared in some of our other lists recently:
    http://www.globalsiteplans.com/internet-marketing/the-2013-top-10-websites-for-city-builders-with-coverage-of-the-top-20/
    http://www.globalsiteplans.com/environmental-design/where-urban-planners-go-the-top-10-urban-planning-websites-for-2013-and-coverage-of-the-top-20/

  6. Robert Poole Says:

    Thanks for the info Bob! I’ll keep those organizations in mind for future lists. Is Nelson working on any new projects in the Bay Area?

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