• Firm Overview

Headquartered in Los Angeles, NDH Search Worldwide is a leading recruiting firm for the design, architecture, and engineering communities around the globe.

For nearly two decades, the company has specialized in all levels of creative, technical, and administration functions for the built environment. NDH Search is respected for consistently making the right fit for clients’ needs — professionally, culturally and financially.  Our team of recruitment specialists learn about your requirements from the ground up to assure an essential fit for all placements, both permanent and temporary. Every candidate presented is qualified, talented, and available to fulfill your needs and contribute to the growth of your company. We excel at ensuring a cultural match between clients and candidates and also facilitate family logistics, a key factor in staff recruitment and longevity. Through the firm’s rigorous process management and industry insight, NDH has helped staff some of the world’s most prestigious firms.

  • Management Team


Nancy Duvall Horne

Founder and Principal

Nancy Duvall Horne founded executive recruitment firm NDH Search in 1998 and quickly established her company as a key contributor to the globalization of architectural practice. NDH serves international clients in regions such as Middle East, Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Russia and Europe. Nancy has found that a cultural match is a key factor in staff recruitment and longevity. Through integrity, process management, and positive results NDH has helped staff some of the world¹s most prestigious firms including Tishman-Speyer, Gayle International, Gehry Partners, Morphosis, RTKL, KEO, and Altoon + Porter. In addition, Nancy was asked to facilitate meetings for the Los Angeles trade mission with the U.S. Embassy in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Nancy studied international business at Boston University. She is on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Headquarters International Committee and has spoken extensively on the topic of building an international practice.

E-mail: Nancy.Horne@NDHSearch.com
Phone: 323 464 6494 x101

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Malissa Hoffmann

Talent Sourcing Consultant

Malissa has over 15 years of experience in the staffing industry, specializing in full-cycle recruiting. Her career began while attending law school, when she joined a staffing firm in Santa Monica as a temp, and instantly found her passion for the recruitment field. After years of success as a Senior Recruiter, she held the title of Director of Staffing & Recruitment for four years for a real estate firm, managing an internal team of recruiters and field agents.

E-mail: Malissa.Hoffmann@NDHSearch.com
Phone: 323 464 6494 x108

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Cynthia Chapman

Senior Consultant

Cynthia is a research and recruitment specialist for NDH Search and has more than 12 years of experience with 5 years focused on placing senior-level executives in architecture and development. In addition to extensive experience domestically, she has worked on searches in Asia, Europe and MENA regions. Prior to recruiting, Cynthia was Associate Director of Retail Marketing and Development for MCA Records. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College.

E-mail: Cynthia.Chapman@NDHSearch.com
Phone: 323 464 6494 x104

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Marlon Schulman

Director of Business Affairs and Legal

Marlon has been working with NDH Search since 2003 and is responsible for all contracts and fee agreements. Marlon is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.

E-mail: Marlon.Schulman@NDHSearch.com
Phone: 323 464 6494 x106

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  • Regions Served


Asia Pacific
Middle East
North America
South America


  • Affiliations


American Institute of Architects

MEMBER CHAPTERS National | Los Angeles | Continental Europe Hong Kong  |  Middle East


Los Angeles Headquarters Association


Society of Marketing Professionals


Urban Land Institute

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