Hickok Cole is a forward-focused design practice connecting bold ideas, diverse expertise, and partners with vision to do work that matters. We’re dedicated to creating a workplace where you feel comfortable bringing your full and authentic self to work each day. We want you to be proud to work for Hickok Cole and to feel connected and committed to the goals, values, and mission we share. Every one of us is here to be a part of something bigger, and each of us has a role to play in doing work that matters to our clients, our community, and to our team — that’s where you come in.


Fueling Creativity

Great work takes great teams — and people with the focus, vision, and energy to keep us moving forward. That’s why we’re invested in providing a healthy work environment with the tools to support creative work and a balanced life, with competitive salaries and benefits to match. This includes standards like paid leave, a 401(k) program, and health insurance, as well as a new flexible work policy, 24 hours of paid volunteer time, a staff-run mentoring program, and a fully-stocked model shop.

Diverse Teams Are Strong Teams

It’s our responsibility to be active proponents for greater diversity in our profession and our firm. We seek to actively recruit, retain, and promote underrepresented genders, races, and ethnicities into roles where they feel empowered for career advancement and professional impact. We also understand the difference between words and actions and are committed to achieving these goals in a measurable and transparent way. We recently received our Just label from the International Living Futures Institute to guide our efforts and strengthen accountability. We want our team to know where we stand and what we stand for — and to represent the future and potential of our industry within our own walls.

Where the Magic Happens

Working from home has its perks, but we believe there’s real value to be gained by being in the office with each other and our clients. Lucky for us (and you!), we have two brand new workspaces designed to entice you out of your home office and into an environment that reflects and supports everything we love most about design. Learn more about our DC and Richmond locations.

Current Openings

Are you passionate about the future of our field and eager to help drive it? Good, you’ve come to the right place. Our team is growing and we’re on the hunt for the right people for a number of positions. Apply today and tell us why your What’s Next is here at Hickok Cole.


Notice to Employment Agencies and Recruiters

Hickok Cole does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies or recruiters. Referral fees will not be considered or paid without a previously signed Recruiter Fee Agreement. Hickok Cole explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire any candidates who have been submitted without a previously signed agreement, and will not have any financial obligation to such agency or recruiter. All unsolicited resumes or applications, including those submitted to any employee of Hickok Cole, are deemed to be the property of Hickok Cole.