Project Designer

Populous Populous Employer:
Kansas City, MO, USLocation:
Mon, Aug 13 '18Posted on:


Populous is a global architecture and design firm that creates the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, environmental graphics and wayfinding, master planning, landscape design, urban planning and sustainable design consulting. With regional headquarters in Kansas City, London, and Brisbane, Populous has 17 offices on four continents.

We are seeking designers with 5 to 7 years of professional work experience who would be interested in joining our Kansas City team.


  • Develops, modifies and/or reviews drawings for the design of sports facilities and other structures, according to established standards and technical expertise.
  • Develops solutions to technical problems, from the master planning and concept design phases through to construction document production.
  • Fulfill the design and operational needs of clients.
  • Develops concept drawings and imagery for facilities.
  • Prepares material for and participates in project interviews and design presentations.
  • Collaboratively reviewing and critiquing early phase design concepts.
  • Preparation of design presentations to clients, communities, and other pertinent stakeholders, including public agencies.
  • Coordinates technical drawings with consultants.
  • Assists in marketing efforts, including website videos, blog entries, and magazine articles.
  • Uses 2D and 3D visual software, including Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and Rhino 3D.
  • Supports company policies and contributes to the office culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree (required) in Architecture from an NAAB accredited program, Masters Degree in Architecture (preferred).    
  • 5-7 years of professional architectural experience in the design of sports and convention centers facilities preferred.
  • Proficiency using 2D and 3D visual software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and Rhino 3D.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Autodesk Revit and CAD.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey information and ideas in a presentation format.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills: detail-oriented, accurate and thorough.
  • Strong work ethic; with demonstrated efficiency, flexibility and desire to grow and work within a dynamic team environment while being able to self-manage and work independently.

Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits.  Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local laws.

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