Architecture faces a talent shortage.

60,000 architecture jobs were lost during the great recession,* with many highly qualified architects leaving the field for good. Pent-up demand for architectural services means more backlogs for firms and a greater need for talent.

*Kermit Baker, AIA Chief Economist and the U.S. Dept. of Labor

We can help.

Portnoy Consulting provides retained executive search and consulting services for architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design firms. 
Our speciality is placing transformational leaders in firms of distinction nationwide.


Design is the product of creative minds working together.

Creativity is not the sole province of architects and designers. We recognize that great business talent is a critical and often overlooked area of practice. As such, we love doing searches for unique positions within organizations: Directors of Marketing and Business Development, COOs, and CFOs, among others.

Architecture matters.

Our mission is to support the creation of high-quality architecture and design by helping firms build and bolster their leadership teams. We believe that diversity and inclusion are keys to the continued relevance of the profession, and we are committed to partnering with our clients to capture and cultivate a diverse array of the best and brightest talents.


People matter, too.

A growing body of research supports the notion that employee satisfaction has a direct bearing on productivity, quality of work, loyalty, and long-term firm resilience and sustainability. We work with clients to identify, attract, and nurture creative talent, with a focus on leadership, development, workplace culture, and employee engagement and retention.

Find your people. Keep them happy. Do great work.