Design Architect

Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops Employer:
Springfield, MO, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 29 '19Posted on:

Position Summary

The Design Architect will work with the Design and Development team of Bass Pro Shops to produce designs for stores, resorts, mixed use projects, master plans, boat plants, restaurants, bowling/entertainment facilities, museums, aquariums, hotels, offices, and many other needs for the owner and founder of the company. Designs will focus on the customer experience with an emphasis on meaningful detailing and authenticity. All designs will focus on the experience of the user with a high level of detail to support that experience.  Quality design and execution are critical.  Some portions of the work will be executed by the Fabrication shop and will require drawings to facilitate the designer’s ideas.  All spaces should be highly motivating to the guest experience and allow them to connect with the space/function.  An Architecture degree with at least five years design experience in an architectural firm is required. The Designer will be required to produce drawings to clearly communicate a design idea by means of the skills listed below. Drawings must be clear and meaningful. Some design ideas will be generated by team interaction in a charrette. The Designer must be willing to produce useable architectural drawings from these discussions. Once the owner has reviewed and directed the refined intent of the project, the designer must be willing to react quickly to make adjustments for further review.  Developing and exploring multiple ideas for all project request is typical and desired.  Drawings and ideas must be structured such that an Architect of Record can execute the Construction Documents for each project. 


  • Generate massing models in Sketch Up or any other computer program that is similar.
  • Generate movies in Sketch Up or similar programs.
  •  Communicate continually and effectively with the design team, real estate team, architectural team, Imagery, legal, and the construction teams.
  • Speed, efficiency and accuracy are very important.
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday minimum (45 hr. per week min.) and willing to answer emails at any time.
  • Ability to travel anywhere in the world if necessary. Travel will be limited, but is required on occasion.


  • 5 years of Architectural Design experience with a firm or independent practice
  • Bachelors of Architecture highly preferred
  • Architectural Designer with hand and computer drawing skills
  • Proficient with Auto CAD or Revit, Sketch Up, and Photo Shop are all required
  • Open to training in Virtual Reality, 3D printing, and Lumion
  • Excellent communication skills—verbal, visual and comfortable at presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and communicate a conceptual design idea in drawing form both two dimensionally and three dimensionally.  Direct the designs onsite based on branding and design standards.   Coordination the design with artist and craftsmen
  • Ability to sketch by hand and by computer -  designing with multi-skills focused on an architectural experience to match a brand statement.  All designs should push to raise the standard.  The creative process should be pushed to a higher level each time a project is started.
  • Clear short email communication that is task and bottom-line oriented
  • Very detail oriented and ability to conceptualize overall experience to the smallest details
  • Highly organized
  •  Flexible in the face of shifting priorities
  • Dependable, honest, and hard working
  • Cheerful and “can do attitude” team player willing to work with large groups of people and multiple ideas in a multi-discipline open office environment
  • Self- starter and able to work independently

Design and Development is an award winning team of Architects and Designers who serve as the catalyst for the growth and development of a multi-billion dollar business throughout the world.  The designs and initiative of the group are cutting edge in all categories.  The designer must be willing to push the envelope in all directions.


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