Discover Your Passion

At CHA Architecture, we focus on community-based architecture—rooted in community ideals and responsive to the landscape and local architecture. We work in teams, and collaboration is instrumental to every project. We place a high value on design and combine art and science to rethink, refine and reshape the built environment. We work hard but also take time to have fun and volunteer in our communities.

We’re looking for professionals who share these values and want to work with passionate, creative designers who strive to responsibly improve the world we live in.

Our home base is Portland, Maine, located just two hours north of Boston. Portland sits on the ocean, has a world class museum, great neighborhoods, amazing schools (many that we’ve designed), and has been named Bon Appetit's 2018 Restaurant City of the Year.

Exciting Project OpportunitiesBack to Top

Becoming a part of CHA Architecture will provide you with the ability to work on challenging and professionally stimulating projects alongside experts in the field and offer you opportunities for travel and relocation. View our portfolio page for more information.

Professional DevelopmentBack to Top

As CHA Architecture continues to grow, it is clear that our success is a direct reflection of our commitment to professional development. We believe in empowering our employees by making sure they have the time and resources to grow within the organization.

It is essential that we provide professional and career advancement opportunities for all of our employees, which begins with establishing career goals with their direct managers. These discussions occur annually with follow up throughout the year. We’ve also developed career paths for every position within CHA Architecture to show our staff how they will progress from right out of school to being an executive in the company. We understand the importance of continuing education for an employee's current or future role at CHA Architecture and offer tuition reimbursement, support and rewards accordingly.

CHA Architecture provides financial support to employees who continue their education to help advance professionally in their current or future position at CHA Architecture. We encourage employees to expand their educational background, which will have a positive impact on their professional development, skill set, and knowledge in their area of expertise.

Technical ExcellenceBack to Top

CHA Technical Excellence

The CHA Technical Excellence Program is our most significant initiative to support staff development, enhance the quality of our services, raise client satisfaction, and expedite the growth of the firm. The program focuses on four major components:

  • Technical Quality
  • Technical Training
  • Project Management
  • Communities of Practice

These combined programs establish a key part of the foundation for the firm’s future and truly support our aspiration to “Responsibly Improve the World We Live In.”

Online Learning CenterBack to Top

We believe employees should always have the time and resources for professional development. We offer a well-rounded selection of technical and business management training sessions through our online training platform. Employees can use our system to obtain their credits online for any of their necessary licensures and certifications. The Online Learner Center is an in-house online learning tool that contains over 1,500 courses approved in all 50 states. The program is available to employees 24/7 and allows our licensed and certified staff to earn recertification credits through virtual courses. We also support and reward employees who pursue continuing education for their current or future role at CHA.