Our team members are happy to share a few of their favorite things about working at CTA.
“The best part about working at CTA is the people. Not only do we have a diverse portfolio of projects, but a wide variety of personalities in each office as well. Everyone from the newest employee to the Principals help build great projects and help you succeed in your career.”
Cushing Terrell Seattle
“Through a collaborative work environment, Cushing Terrell brings together design, people, and communities in creative and innovative ways. The best part about working for Cushing Terrell is being able to work with so many talented groups and individuals who are passionate about creating meaningful impacts through everything we do.”
Who We Are/Who We Hire
We hire creative, resourceful, passionate people who focus on innovation and daring exploration.
Sky Cook, Architect
“As an architect instantly drawn to design and color, I have found the connections to painting seamless. What I love most about painting is the process that happens between brushstrokes sweeping across a blank canvas and seeing the piece evolve — similar to the architectural drawings created as we design buildings, to then be constructed and come to life. Regularly hand-drawing and painting allows me to refuel my passion, continue a creative process, and strengthen my skillsets.”
Various CTA Locations
As soon as spring snow melts, team members in multiple offices are known for their monthly office bike rides. CTA Boise’s summer rides have been a strong tradition for eight years and when CTA Denver joined the ranks, it started a running tab of friendly banter regarding whose office had been on more or longer bike rides.
We celebrate and encourage professional development at CTA. These team members have recent accomplishments.
With the firm since December 2014, Stephanie added to an existing playground safety inspector certification by earning her landscape architecture license in December 2017. This self-described coffee and dog lover thoroughly enjoys helming a project from beginning to completion.
Alex had a busy first quarter of 2018, attaining his architecture licensure in January (in line with his five-year anniversary with CTA) and being named an associate owner in March. He cites walking — often with dachshunds Petunia and Huckleberry in tow — as his favorite pastime and says he’s drawn to isotropic landscapes.
CTA is a mission-driven firm guided by core values that include environmental stewardship. Our firm’s environmental initiative is called EcoLOGIC and promotes sustainable design solutions that seek to advance social, environmental, and economic resiliency in our local, national, and global communities.
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), CTA deploys sustainable building practices. We embrace our responsibility and leadership role in advancing design and building practices that promote high performing and healthy buildings while protecting our natural resources. In an ever-changing market, we strive to stay on top of, and lead in developing, the most current sustainable design practices.