About Us2020-12-23T18:01:04+00:00

The BuiltHive Mission

Matching experts with opportunities as the talent curator and community for the built environment.

Experts who know the built environment.


BuiltHive was founded 10 years ago by Melissa Crimmins, who invested more than two decades leading cross-functionally from the construction trailer, alongside contractors, architects and designers to the boardroom, leading enterprise sales within the architecture/construction services division of a Fortune 50 operation. Her foundation was built in the commercial real estate and interiors sectors serving CRE/Facilities owners, Architects, Designers, General Contractors. True knowledge trust earned leading dealer sales, global manufacturing sales, and AEC enterprise sales for world class brands: Herman Miller, Haworth, McGraw-Hill Construction: Architectural Record, ENR, SWEETS, Dodge Data and Analytics.

BuiltHive is a curated team of skilled expertise with hands on experience creating the spaces and places we work, Built Environments. We help professionals take the next step, make a change, transform and accelerate careers. We match businesses with the unexpected, transformative talent they need when they need it, on demand.

Industry Focus

Full Time & Project Based Careers

Interior Design

Interior Architect
Interior Design
Design Management
Furniture Planning & Specifications
Custom Furniture Design
Space and Occupancy Planning
Workplace Design & Strategy
Ancillary Product Specialist
Social Spaces Specification Specialist
BIM Manager

Project & Product Management

Furniture Program Management
Project Management – Architectural Interiors
Project Management – Interior Construction
Architectural Products
Customization Management

Commercial Real Estate

Workplace Applications
Workplace Experience & Innovation
Workplace Operations & Transformation
Workplace Effectiveness
Strategic Sourcing and Planning
Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Analytics
Corporate Facilities and Real Estate Management
Smart Spaces and IoT Management

Sales & Business Development

Client Experience Management
Global Account Management
Account Management
Sales – Direct and Indirect Representation
Architecture and Design Representation
Architectural Product Sales
Leadership – Vice President, Director, Manager, and Regional

Skills & Certifications

CSI Certified
ASID Registered
Adobe Suite
General Spec (SIF)
Codes & Regs
Hand Render
Sustainable Design

Advisory Board

The Builthive community is generously guided by these subject matter experts.

Ann Tardy
Ann TardyMentorship/Professional Development
Brian Hagedon
Brian HagedonTechnology & IoT
David Lieberman
David LiebermanTalent Development
Sue Kuzee
Sue KuzeeMarketing
Ted van der Linden
Ted van der LindenAEC Industry

Frequently-Asked Questions

Does Builthive help match companies with resources for all type of positions?2020-03-09T16:44:58+00:00
  • Our focused expertise is in sales and design leadership, business development, marketing and project management within the built environment. This includes commercial interiors, real estate, architecture & design and architectural products.
  • We focus on disciplines we know well from our own field experience leading and working side by side with the end users, stakeholders and influencers.
What is the advantage of working with builthive vs. a local staffing agency, recruiter or “headhunter?” How are you different?2020-03-09T16:35:56+00:00
  • Builthive is highly specialized and focused on the built environment;
  • we understand the cross-functional sectors that collaborate to create buildings and spaces within them.
  • We help our clients with talent- on-demand for projects when they require the additional resources.
  • We are familiar with the growing community of independent contract resources and their agility to facilitate projects from any location vs restricting design, marketing, or project management talent to a singe location or geography. This allows our clients to serve their clients more efficiently.
  • Mentorship and coaching is embedded in our process. The talent resource matters to us and we dig deeper to find the connections that match their unique experience to the unexpected opportunities they would not have otherwise considered.
  • We focus on the upfront details to help our clients efficiently find and engage the talent resources that are aligned with their organizations needs.
Why should a company consider hiring a contingent talent or FTE talent consultant as a workforce solution?2020-03-09T16:43:11+00:00
  • Projects often require on-demand resources with specific expertise in design, marketing or project management.
  • Deployed resources bring fresh, unexpected perspective to a project team, including technical skills or industry experience not otherwise available to the team.
  • Identifying diverse talent can be challenging through job boards.
  • Talent bench building. Every organization should build and maintain a talent bench.  Yet few have time, resources, or capacity to manage internally.
What type of services does Builthive provide?2020-03-09T16:42:02+00:00
  • Talent development consulting – recruitment process management
  • Contingent workforce management – deployed contract resources in design, project management, AEC | CRE marketing
  • Sales leadership mentor programs
  • Business development strategic planning
  • Individual career collaboration and strategic planning
  • Pre-boarding for new hires