We’re on a mission to improve people’s lives in cities. Join us.
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.
We are former public servants, urban planners, designers, city officials, activists, real estate developers and economists. We create value for our clients by integrating multiple disciplines and leading teams with 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 believe in and support our employees’ growth and advancement. Many of the firm’s senior leaders started off as analysts. Within our collaborative work environment employees learn new skills and earn additional responsibilities. In addition to a supportive work environment, HR&A offers an annual stipend to assist in professional development.
HR&A values a diverse workforce where we benefit from different life experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining a workplace free of discrimination, sexual harassment or other harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, ancestry, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, genetic information or characteristic, military or veteran status, political affiliation, marital status, reproductive choices, sexual orientation, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), or any other category or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
HR&A is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we laid out our commitment to Anti-Racism and convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to more effectively incorporate equity into our client work.
COVID and Remote Work
We believe our employees thrive in a team atmosphere. However, given the ongoing pandemic, we are supportive of and accommodating remote work requests. Currently all our offices are closed for the safety of our staff and communities. When conditions allow for a safe reopening, all in-person office work will continue to be voluntary through August 2021. Beyond that time, we will work with individuals regarding remote work requests.
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 401(k) retirement accounts. HR&A has company paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance. Employees can elect coverage of additional insurance coverage.
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.
HR&A provides up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for birth or adoption of a child. We also provide fertility benefits and adoption assistance to all full-time employees with one year of tenure.
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.
Student Loan Assistance
Employees who have received a graduate or undergraduate degree can apply for HR&A’s student loan assistance. New employees are eligible after 6 months of continuous employment with the firm.
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.
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. HR&A offers an annual stipend for continued professional development.
Employees have at least 20 days of paid time off each year, in addition to paid sick leave.
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. Note: Until the pandemic is under control, all business travel is prohibited.
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.