BSA Lifestructures

We are purposeful.

Innovative design must be purposeful to be effective. At BSA, we do more than design buildings; we create LifeStructures – innovative and inviting spaces that not only house the activities of healing, learning and discovery but actually contribute to them. We approach problems from different angles and challenge boundaries of the past. To work with us is to join a group of inspiring and talented individuals who are doing purposeful work.

We are partners.

Partner is defined as participating in an undertaking with another or others with shared risks and rewards. Long-term relationships with our clients deliver success and value recognized both internally and externally. We are committed to our client’s success and partner with them to achieve it. Collaboration and empowerment are vital to our process. We value input from all staff regardless of role, tenure or experience. We believe in the power of ownership. Our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) structure underscores that commitment, empowering all team members to impact the firm’s performance positively and, ultimately, share in the financial success of the firm.

We change lives.

We can’t imagine anything better than improving lives. We are passionate about our mission of creating inspired solutions that improve lives. Every BSA client receives the benefit of that passion as we design spaces that affect everyone utilizing the facility or working at the facility.

Our focus on improving lives applies internally too. Our people are truly our greatest asset. When you join BSA, we will strive to provide you with the tools to be successful.

Your Career Path

We are committed to providing the resources for you to learn and grow in your career. Our culture embraces the strengths of our employees. As a new employee with BSA, you will have the opportunity to discover your strengths utilizing the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment. You will also see how your strengths integrate with your colleagues. As our staff members grow individual strengths, we deliver improved solutions to our clients.

BSA embraces an inclusive and diverse workforce not only because it is the right thing to do but also because it makes us better designers and better colleagues.  An inclusive workplace produces innovation, creativity and strategic ideas through fresh perspectives. At BSA, we value partnership both internally and externally, creating a space where people can thrive and share different viewpoints while working toward a common goal.  Each employee owner is valued for their talent, potential, and drive. This diversity makes BSA’s culture stronger by empowering our people, ensuring everyone has a voice and ultimately allows us to serve our clients better.

Executive Search Firms and Staffing Agencies:
BSA LifeStructures does not accept unsolicited resumes.  All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of BSA LifeStructures, and BSA will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.

Your Career Path

We are committed to providing the resources for you to learn and grow in your career. Our culture embraces the strengths of our employees. As a new employee with BSA, you will have the opportunity to discover your strengths utilizing the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment. You will also see how your strengths integrate with your colleagues. As our staff members grow individual strengths, we deliver improved solutions to our clients.

BSA embraces an inclusive and diverse workforce not only because it is the right thing to do but also because it makes us better designers and better colleagues.  An inclusive workplace produces innovation, creativity and strategic ideas through fresh perspectives. At BSA, we value partnership both internally and externally, creating a space where people can thrive and share different viewpoints while working toward a common goal.  Each employee owner is valued for their talent, potential, and drive. This diversity makes BSA’s culture stronger by empowering our people, ensuring everyone has a voice and ultimately allows us to serve our clients better.

Executive Search Firms and Staffing Agencies:
BSA LifeStructures does not accept unsolicited resumes.  All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of BSA LifeStructures, and BSA will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.

What is it about BSA’s Culture that makes you stay?

“Being Empowered, Making a Difference, the Overall BSA Family”

Niyanta Gopal, Architect

Describe how long you’ve been with BSA and your career path.

“I’ve been with BSA almost 4 decades. What a great ride it has been and continues to be. My career path can best be described as, stand up and lead and you will be treated and respected as a leader within our company and by our clients.”

Sam Reed, Principal in Charge, Compliance Officer

Talk about one of our three values and how it reflects your experience at BSA.

“We are partners. Our goal is to be THE trusted partner to the people we work for. We want them to turn to us early for advice in all things pertaining to strategy, planning, architecture, engineering and interior design. I left my previous firm and joined BSA because BSA afforded me access to expertise “in-house” I did not previously have. We are only as good as the expertise and experience we can bring to the partners that trust us.”

Matt Jennings, Regional Director

How does your work impact the lives of others?

“My work helps others have hospitals, labs and the other buildings we design to be more effective when they are doing their jobs. It improves their lives by having a building that is easier for them to work in and better for the environment.”

Michael Burns, BIM Technician

Describe a day in the life of working at BSA.

“Every day is collaborative! It’s part of the nature of working with an integrated firm. I love the variety of perspectives. One moment I might be coordinating with mechanical engineers on equipment, and the next I might be talking through access controls of lighting with the architects and interior designers.”

Kaitlin Page, Electrical Engineer

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Perks and Benefits


  • Health & Wellness

    Take care of yourself and your family with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, disability and other insurance plans.

    We have a generous wellness incentive program which offers educational, competitive, and social activities and annual on-site health screenings.


  • Finance & Wealth

    BSA offers a strong 401(k) Plan with a company match to employees for long-term savings. You can also work with our financial planning program which assists employees in creating and managing their financial future.


  • Employee Ownership

    Our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) structure underscores our commitment by empowering all team members to impact the firm’s performance positively and, ultimately, share in the financial success of the firm.


  • Work / Life Balance

    BSA’s goal is to help employees keep the right balance of time spent in the office as well as quality time outside the office. We offer a flexible work schedule, generous paid time off program in addition to holidays, as well as paid parental leave.


  • Great Spaces

    Many of our offices are in vibrant urban communities, allowing you to connect with your city. We create accessible work environments with a variety of accommodations to meet your individual needs. Generous transfer opportunities are available to current employees who may be interested in making a location change. Bring us new talent? We will provide you with a generous employee referral bonus!


  • LifeStructures University

    BSA’s online learning portal delivers high quality, lifelong learning opportunities and is designed to provide continuous improvement and excellence in professional education.


  • Learning

    BSA supports continuous learning and development including materials ranging from books and conferences to tuition reimbursement. We also emphasize learning from leaders and peers through our mentorship program. We encourage and support employees through the process of obtaining registrations/licensure.


  • Giving Back

    We contribute monitarily to non-profit organizations for an employee’s volunteer time to uplift, improve and encourage the human condition. We also arrange programs for team members at company-sponsored volunteer opportunities outside of the normal work week or normal working hours.