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 or 1,000 hours worked.

Transportation

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

Career Conversations

Everyone gets a mentor.
Acknowledgement. Feedback. Support.

Credentials + Industry Groups

BSA, AIA, IIDA, USGBC Mass.
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

100% COVID Vaccination Rate

Just Certified Organization

2022AIA Emerging Professional
Friendly Firm


  • Interior Designer (2+ Years' Experience)

    As part of our Interiors group, you will work on high-end restaurants, stylish retail environments, contemporary housing interiors and lively higher education spaces.

    We promote team engagement where you will be involved in weekly design charettes, quarterly mentor/mentee sessions, outside industry events and regularly scheduled team meetings.

    Connect with us. Show us your communication and graphic skills (SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite required and Revit if you know it) and share your experiences working with clients.

    Send us your resume and work samples (up to 15MB)

  • Senior Interior Designer (10-15+ Years' Experience)

    As a Senior Designer, part of our Interiors group, you will lead interior design projects that are integrated with our architectural projects from conceptual design to completion. You will also design projects that are interiors-focused only where your advanced visualization and communication skills will define a project’s scope.

    We champion design leaders so you can mentor junior team members and continue achieving your own professional goals. Our collaborative environment will allow you to engage socially and professionally with other experienced team members.

    Connect with us. Share your timeless design vision and innovative solutions in higher education, retail, multifamily housing and restaurants. Show your honed computer graphic skills (SketchUp, Revit required) through your client-focused presentations.

    Send us your resume and work samples (up to 15MB).

  • Innovative Project Designer (3+ Years' Experience)

    Join our design team as an Innovative Project Designer. In this position, your design vision and skills will be carried out across multiple projects as part of the extended project team. Interfacing with the client, understanding their vision and working with the project Principal will provide you with the framework to execute your designs.

    As part of our collaborative office culture, you will engage with other designers, project managers and team members in regular meetings and one-on-one conversations. Your technical and communication skills are key to rewarding project outcomes.

    We’d like to meet you. Share your creative design talent with us via your SketchUp and Revit work.

    Send us your resume and work samples (up to 15MB).

  • Residential Project Architect (10+ Years' Experience)

    As a Residential Project Architect, you will use your experience in the mid-rise, multifamily sector to work with the client and project team members to make sure the project is executed as planned. Your knowledge of Passive House approaches are welcome as you lead team members through sustainable design.

    Engaging and collaborating with your team will allow you to convey your technical (SketchUp + Revit required) and communication skills as the project evolves.

    Connect with us. Share your mid-rise multifamily project work. Show your passion and dedication for sustainable design to help us give back to the communities where we work.

    Send us your resume and work samples (up to 15MB).

  • Sr. Tech. Architect/Construction Administrator (10+ Years Experience)

    In this senior position, you will lead the office in initiatives to continue pushing technical excellence through creating standards for quality and consistency in documentation, as well as performing construction administration services for the firm. Your solid foundation in construction administration will allow you to offer these services to multiple teams in the office.

    Your mentorship and engagement with the project teams and one-on-one sessions with team members will add to our collaborative office culture.

    Connect with us. Share your extensive knowledge with building systems and codes in housing, higher education, retail and new construction.

    Send us your resume and work samples (up to 15MB).

  • Staff Accountant

    As a Staff Accountant & part of the Operations & Administration group, you will report to the Business Manager and interface with project managers and team members. The SA will assist the Business Manager with a variety of tasks related to daily and monthly business operations and accounting duties. PCA uses Deltek Vision for accounting and project management and will be migrating to Vantagepoint in the next 12 months.

    We seek a well-organized, detail oriented, tech savvy and collaborative individual.  A subset of responsibilities includes: accounts payable entry; vendor and database administration; timesheet & expense report processing; and assisting staff with use of Deltek products. A full list of responsibilities and requirements is available upon request.

    Send us your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.