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Placement By Design

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About Us

B. Carole Steadham, SDA/C, Hon. AIA




Amy Rogers, CCC-SLP





    Upon entering the A/E/C Industry in 1983, Carole assumed the role of Business and Human Resource Manager for several leading design firms in Dallas. Through her direct roles within these firms, involvement with Society of Design Administration (SDA), and service on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Board of Directors, Carole built a reputation as a leader and established deep relationships with design professionals nationwide.


    In 2001, Carole launched her own recruiting firm, Placement By Design, Inc. As a Placement Consultant, Carole has the opportunity to work with A/E/C industry professionals through career consulting and placement services, offering candidates the critical tools they need to market themselves more successfully in the future and to place them in firms where they are considered strategic staff contributors.


    Today, leaders of A/E/C firms seek Carole's expertise to understand their firm's specific needs and to recruit top talent that best fit their needs. A thorough knowledge of job descriptions and responsibilities, paired with the dedication to find the "right fit" sets her apart from her competitors.


    Carole is a Certified Member, and Past National President of SDA and currently an Emeritus Member. She received her National Honorary AIA membership in 2002 for her service to the Design Industry, where she served in an Affiliate Relations position on the AIA National Board of Directors for ten years.


    Other recognition for service to the Industry includes:

    • SDA National Member of the Year
    • AIA Dallas Citation in recognition of outstanding achievement
    • Texas Society of Architects (TSA) Presidential Citation Award for outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture

    Amy Rogers grew up in the A/E/C industry, as the daughter of an A/E/C design firm administrator. Her passion and knowledge of the A/E/C industry has deep roots from the exposure to the inner-workings of the A/E/C industry and attending industry related functions starting in her youth.


    Amy Rogers holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Woman's University. Amy's career started in the healthcare industry as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of Rehabilitation Services serving the adult population.


    In 2004, Amy joined Placement By Design as a Placement Consultant, while continuing her clinical practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist on a minimal basis. Amy has successfully placed architects, interior designers, engineers, and AEC support staff for over 10 years in the AEC industry. Amy's ability to understand the unique culture of firms, position responsibilities, technical skills necessary for success, and the strengths of individual candidates has proven successful in finding the ideal pairings between firms and candidates. Amy strives to better the lives of others through partnering with A/E/C firms and Industry candidates to create the "right fit" between firm and candidate.


    Due to her combined experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist and A/E/C industry Placement Consultant, Amy has become a valuable resource for firms on the hiring and management of employees with communication disorders including stuttering, learning disorders, and hearing impairment.


    Amy's industry involvement includes American Institute of Architects (AIA), Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and Texas Society of Architects (TSA), acting as a resource, volunteer, speaker, panelist, and mentor to industry firms and professionals.

Placement By Design: Presentations and A/E/C Industry Activity

  • 2010 – UTA, School of Architecture, panel discussion, “Career Development.”

  • 2011 – AIA Austin, Resume and Portfolio Development

  • 2012 - TxA, Austin Convention, led panel discussion, “Designing Your Career.”

  • 2012 -  AIA Fort Worth, consulted with Chapter for leadership transition of Executive Director

  • 2013 - TxA Fort Worth Convention, led panel discussion, “What Are Employers Looking For in The Future.”

  • 2013 - AIA Dallas, In-Kind services for placement of AIA Dallas Staff Member

  • 2014 -  AIA Austin, consulted with Chapter for leadership transition of Executive Director

  • 2014 - AIA Dallas, In-Kind services for placement of AIA Dallas Staff Member

  • January 2015 - Women in Architecture Dallas Chapter Presentation: "Self-Marketing Super Highway: Powerful self-marketing strategies to put your career on the fast track to success"

  • April 2015 - Dallas AIA Chapter Golf Tournament

  • October 2015 - University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture, presentation "Designing Your Career"

  • April 2016 - AIA Golf Tournament volunteer


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