PCA’s workplace fosters collaboration, friendship, learning and growth. People seriously love their jobs, and we think it’s because we provide a nurturing environment that welcomes entrepreneurism, promotes mentorship, and actively removes barriers to employee growth. Monthly meetings and employee-driven initiatives help shape the future of PCA and our community. We also hold lots of extracurricular events and, needless to say, we have a ton of team spirit.

As an employee-owned firm, with an 84% participation Employee Stock Ownership Plan, we encourage involvement from all of our staff in determining the future of the firm. From our ground up Initiatives Program, which gives structure and support to employee goals and interests, to staff-run Monthly Office Meetings, our leaders emerge from the passions they champion. We believe in collaboration in everything that we do.

PCA fosters an environment where you can lead, be part of or occasionally join a few club gatherings or an official PCA group. Does the Meditation, Cornhole Tournament or Run Clubs interest you? How about being part of our QA/QC or Career Development groups? You decide. These social and stewardship associations inform not only our culture, but also the way we work with each other and our clients. 

We invest in you so that we can grow together. This starts with in-house, “you pick your mentor” guidance to cultivate young talent and hone the skills of seasoned designers. Weekly design-shares keep everyone in the loop about what others are working on while also giving us a chance to practice presenting and providing a forum for feedback. We support curiosity - that's why we offer education benefits and plenty of in-house opportunities to learn more, even when it's not directly related to the project at hand.

Continuing education in the form of field trips, conferences and lunchtime education sessions help us all stay up to date with the latest projects, materials, codes and technologies. The best example of this is our current partnership with Built Environment+ to take part in Workforce Training through the State of Massachusetts. Starting in 2020 and spread over two years, PCA staff have the opportunity to learn from outside experts on industry relevant topics such as High Performance Building Assemblies and Resilient Design, and career-focused training for networking, team management and more. As designers of the built environment, we understand that the world is consistently changing in form and function. Continuing education helps us stay on top of this change. 

PCA believes in banding together to support today’s most pressing social issues. Whether it’s donating time through volunteering and pro bono work or donating money through direct giving and matching our employees’ gifts, we have always supported the organizations and causes that are important to our staff and to our community. As a Just Organization, we have committed to tracking and reporting the business practices of our office to be an ethical and transparent firm. Learn more about the International Living Future Institute's Just Program, and see our label here.

Most recently, PCA has recommitted to a culture that champions social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We believe that Black Lives Matter and have always mattered. We also stand firmly to state – Stop Asian Hate. We celebrate, support and advocate for the LGBTQI+ community. These issues are extremely important to us and we tackle them head-on.

To engage our staff in conversations surrounding racial justice in America, and what we, as architects and designers can do, we introduced multiple town-hall style meetings and have established a forum on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). PCA recognizes, acknowledges and has committed to stopping systemic racism and hate. One way to make change is by promoting and providing opportunities for People of Color. A few key groups we support is the ACE Mentoring Program, the BAC’s YODA (Youth Opportunities for Diversity in Architecture) Fund and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development’s Center for Equity & Prosperity. We will continue to progress.   

People are at their best when they’re well-rested and happy. As a firm, we understand that our staff has interests, hobbies and lives that extend beyond architecture and design. We work with you to provide a flexible working style with opportunity to work from home, alongside personal time off for when life just ‘happens.’ In-house wellness seminars, yoga and meditation sessions help keep us centered both in and outside work.

“Work hard, play harder” is a way of life at PCA. From Friday afternoon socials to competitive athletic events (ok, casual ones, too), there’s always something going on. Office Olympics? Check. Basketball, curling, bowling, skiing, soccer, softball? Check, check, check, check and check. You get the idea. But we’re more than just athletes – we’re artists, roof gardeners, gingerbread decorators, fashion designers, and even haunted house builders. With social events bolstered by basement shows featuring our own in-house garage band (currently accepting applications), we make it super easy to get to know one another while having a lot of fun. Check us out here.


At PCA, we value our people and the diversity each one brings coming from different walks of life, approaches and perspectives.

We embody team spirit within our culture of fostering a place of friendship, learning and growth.

We support causes that matter to our staff by encouraging employee driven initiatives and by integrating social and environmental accountability into our daily work.

We offer a fun, creative and flexible culture that emphasizes the importance of a work life balance – especially during these times.

Want to know more about us? See our open positions below and reach out. We look forward to connecting with you.

A Few Perks + Benefits

Hybrid Work

Work from home and the office.
Manage your work with your team.

Flexible Schedule

Early bird? Afternoon commitments? No problem.
Manage your schedule with your team.

Summer Hours

Every Friday. July – August.
Office closes at lunchtime.

Giving Back

Volunteerism supported. Matching donations to organizations you value and for your time.

Basics Covered

Healthcare, Dental and Vision too!
401K, Parental Leave, Life Insurance and more…

Ownership Stake

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Join after one year and 1,000 hours worked.


We have parking, T-Passes.
A bike room and showers.

Career Conversations

Everyone gets a mentor.
Acknowledgement. Feedback. Support.

Credentials + Industry Groups

Your dues. We pay.

Professional Development

Time off for exams. Support + study materials.
And a bonus for your achievements.

Employee Referral Program

Work with your friends.
Get a bonus for sending them our way.

Laptops for All

Cloud computing.
Cutting edge technology no matter your location.

2030 AIA Commitment Firm

Just Certified Organization

2022AIA Emerging Professional
Friendly Firm

Currently, we are not hiring.
However, please feel free to submit your qualifications for our review.