We’re on a mission to improve people’s lives in cities. Join us.



Our Work


Our projects range in scale from buildings to neighborhoods, public parks to infrastructure systems, program design and management to policy development and implementation in cities across the country and around the world.


We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities. We advance public-private development projects and policy initiatives that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes for communities of all sizes.



Our Culture


We are former public servants, real estate developers, urban planners, designers, city officials, activists, and economists. We create value for our clients by integrating multiple disciplines and leading teams with architects, landscape architects, engineers, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists.


Nearly everything we do is a team effort, internally, with other professional services firms, and clients. Collaboration, trust, and integrity are important components of our culture. This sense of team extends to our ownership structure: we are 100% employee-owned.


Our staff is data-driven, creative, and dedicated. We work hard because we love what we do. But we also prioritize work-life balance because we believe that the well-being of our staff and their families contributes to our happiness and productivity.


HR&A values a diverse workplace where we benefit from different life experiences and alternative points of view. We employ and welcome applications from persons of all backgrounds including, among others, women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.





We often like to think that the greatest benefit of working at HR&A is our project work – it’s our dedication to delivering meaningful improvements to the built environment and urban life that drives our desire to come to work each morning and travel to clients around the world. We also offer competitive salaries, year-end bonuses, and a range of benefits to individuals and their families:



We are an employee-owned company that cares about the long-term. All full-time employees are eligible to participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and we also make contributions to individually-managed retirement accounts.



We cover 90-95% of medical and dental insurance premiums for you and your family, with multiple plans to choose from, including premium plans with coverage for a range of non-standard services. We also provide life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage.


Flexible benefits

Employees have access to a variety of tax free spending accounts, including flexible spending accounts for healthcare, childcare and other dependent care, and public transit.



We sponsor employees’ annual bikeshare memberships so you can get around town in a hurry, healthfully; in places not as bike-friendly, we also cover parking or other public transit expenses.



Our kitchen is stocked with healthy food and drinks every day, and we provide a communal staff lunch every week. We also have regular firm-sponsored happy hours, among other social outings.


Professional Development

We believe in the continual education and growth of our talent. We train staff in real estate finance, economic and social impact, spatial analysis and more, host talks with urban development leaders, and sponsor staff participation in conferences and professional development events and networks.


Time Off

Employees have more than 25-30 paid days off each year, in addition to paid sick leave. We also offer paid parental leave for birth or adoption.



Staff at all levels have opportunities to travel between our five offices and to project sites, allowing us all to experience communities and cultures across the country and around the world firsthand.





We take pride in our office spaces – they’re designed by award-winning architects and located in some of the most vibrant neighborhoods of New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Raleigh, and Dallas. Meetings in and around nearby parks and over coffee in neighborhood coffeeshops are daily occurrences.




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