What We Do

Dakota DesignStaff, Inc. is a search and placement firm providing design and technical staff for busy Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms as well as Corporate and Institutional Facilities Departments in Metropolitan Boston, the New England area and beyond. This web site serves both candidates looking for work as well as companies looking for staff. Although we specialize in temporary staffing assignments we also provide temp-to-hire and direct hire placement.

The Dakota Advantage for Clients

Sometimes, being a smaller agency is a good thing. That means we have access to just as many candidates as the other guys, without sacrificing our personal relationships with our clients. And… we are solely focused on placing design professionals therefore you get exactly what you are looking for. Furthermore, we’re a company that’s run by professionals with years of design and AEC industry experience. We are the only BSA (Boston Society of Architects) related staffing agency that is owned and operated by an architectural professional. Therefore, we understand the complexities of the field and how difficult it can be to find the right staff. We’ve been there. That’s why we’ve set out to help architecture and engineering firms in similar positions.


When you use one of our temps you can feel comfortable knowing that we treat our temps as W-2 wage earners / employees of our agency. We cover all payroll taxes, workers comp, general public and professional liability insurance and we also provide full benefits for our temps, including paid health insurance, paid sick, holiday and vacation time. Our candidates are happy to be temping because they gain flexibility and diverse experience while being well cared for by the Dakota team.

Exceptional Screening

Dakota DesignStaff, Inc. uses a screening process that ensures our candidates are a great match for a specific job opening. Using a variety of methods we screen the candidate's resume, personal information, preferences and work history. Then we meet with each candidate for design portfolio review and talent assessment. Only following this stringent screening will a candidate be scheduled for a client interview.