Architecture & Design Placement

and Business Development

Architecture & Design Placement

Park Ave Consulting places professionals in the architectural and design industry. We have in-depth experience and a vast network. We also have a keen ability to understand the needs of both the client and the candidate and find the right fit for both parties. We recruit and place for all sectors of the industry and all positions needed. The relationships that we build are long lasting and we continually strive to meet our client’s and candidate’s goals.


Park Ave Consulting has a personal approach when recruiting and placing candidates. We get to know you as an individual in order to understand your career goals, abilities, and personality. This process allows us to align you with the right employer. It is our goal to place you in the right environment that is challenging, fulfilling, rewarding and provides an opportunity for growth.


Park Ave Consulting has extensive experience in the industry, and knowledge of the unique requirements within each position.  We have a vast network of talented professionals in the architecture and design industry.  We submit candidates with the most appropriate skill set, career goals, and temperament for the position that we are filling.

Business Development

Park Ave Consulting has an extensive network within the architectural and design community. Our focus is to introduce the most appropriate parties to each other in order to engage in opportunities that are mutually beneficial. We bring qualified vendors and firms to your attention, making you aware of upcoming projects. We strategize with clients, target potential business opportunities, make introductions, and actively manage the relationship between all parties.


After working as a design professional for over 20 years, I transitioned into recruiting for the architectural and design industry back in 2010. I had the fortune to work with a global staffing firm for five years and in May of 2015 I decided to open Park Ave Consulting.

Given my retail design background our focus has been recruiting for the retail sector, but it has grown to include several other sectors of the industry. We also place professional talent for firms that specialize in commercial, hospitality, workplace, and mixed-use design.

Throughout my career, I have worked with many talented design professionals. I have personally worked with many of the candidates that we recommend. My firsthand experience in the industry gives us unique insight into the qualifications required for various design positions and the candidates who would best contribute to a company’s vision. It is extremely gratifying to connect candidates with companies and companies with candidates, and to deliver mutual benefit and success for all parties involved.

Catherine Messina

Catherine Messina

President, Park Ave Consulting, LLC


Catherine Messina, is a unique professional recruiter. Throughout the long process of working with me, she has maintained a professional, friendly and helpful/advisory role and I have the utmost respect for her. Catherine is very responsive and personable. She has worked to help find what’s best for me, instead of selling an opportunity to me, simply to close a deal. Her architectural background and knowledge of the professional environment is also evident in her recruiting efforts. I would highly recommend her services.

Fazlur Baksh
Fazlur Baksh
Architect, Zyscovich Architects

Catherine has the experience and skill to quickly understand both the big picture and details of a positions requirements and then locate the right person for successful completion of a placement project. She is very professional at all times and has a positive demeanor that makes her a pleasure to work with.

Trevor James
Principal, Trevor L James Studio, LLC

I am pleased to have the opportunity to recommend such a talented professional individual and business person as Catherine. Catherine was referred to me through trusted counsel and in our work together she has offered a level of service, innovation and responsiveness that one rarely enjoys. Her level of expertise and thought process has not only been instrumental in my personal business endeavors and for those of my firm, she has also adeptly and appropriately offered her connections and helped my contacts and I to build an incredibly strong network that continues to grow; highly effective on multiple platforms. Catherine’s skills as a seasoned professional in the design industry combined with her executive recruiting acumen, networking and business skills, ability to discover and present opportunities is truly an asset. Her unique perspective of the industry offers deep insight and strategic advantage. I highly recommend Catherine and offer that any individual or firm that engages her will be very well served in addition to the benefit of enjoyable collaboration.

Andre Bellerjeau
Strategic Account Manager, Steelcase