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We are a full-service architecture firm located in Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri that brings 38+ years of award-winning experience to every project.

Republic Parks and Recreation 

The City of Republic tasked our team with envisioning a new future for their existing parks that would embody their mission statement: “Creating MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES through PROGRESSIVE THINKING and EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE.” 

Lebanon Schools Innovation Center

Converting an existing 100,000sf mall from the 1980s into a collaborative hub driven by community support and partnerships where student health and educational needs are met. The existing circulation space segments the interior of the structure into three defined areas. To fit the proposed program, the design team “unpacked” the building and “re-packed” it through multiple scenarios to determine the most successful and strategic configuration for immediate impact and future growth..

Riverside Library 

MCPL Riverside Branch sought to become more than just the building itself. The experience begins immediately as library users approach the site, entering into an extension of the existing park..


Aurora Recreation Center

The Aurora Recreation and Event Center will be a remarkable 32,700 sf facility designed to unite and engage the community. Nestled on a sprawling 24-acre site, this center offer…..

East Independence Library 

The Library starts with a concept focused on a lantern, an opportunity to play with glazing and control light between the interior and exterior…..


State Fair Community College

The Center for Advanced Agricultural & Transportation Technology will be a new 67,000 sf building on the State Fair Community College campus.



Architecture is the basis of who we are and what we do. Based in the heart of the Midwest, Sapp Design has 30 years of award-winning design and a relationship-driven mindset.

Interior Design

Creating buildings that are beautiful inside and out! Our interior design department’s focus is to create custom spaces that transform your organization’s culture, goals, and values into an aesthetically pleasing space.

Strategic Master Planning

Our master planning services create a living document that aligns your communities’ or organizations’ goals with planning for growth with available resources strategically.

Feasibility Studies

Often the first step in a project, as a means to explore a project’s viability. We analyze relevant factors such as the site, program, codes, and aesthetic quality to help determine a budget.

Sustainable Design

Sustainable design initiatives are part of every project we work on. Our team has completed multiple LEED Certified buildings and even designed schools that score nationally in the top 5% in regards to energy efficiency.

Adaptive Re-Use

We love reinventing the use of an existing building while honoring the buildings it’s defining characters. While these buildings can be some of the most challenging, they are considered one of the greenest forms of sustainable design.

Jun 22nd, 2023
New Partners Announced

We are thrilled to announce the elevation of five long-time employees to partners at Sapp Design Architects. The new partners - Kristi Beattie, Brad McKenzie, John McNabb, Ben Sapp, and Stephen…

May 31st, 2023
Best Places To Work 2023

We Made the Top 10, Three Years in a Row! We are thrilled to announce that Sapp Design Architects has once again been recognized by Biz 417 as one of…

Apr 24th, 2023
National Library Week

This week we are celebrating National Library Week. We recently spoke with a few library directors in Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri to hear their experiences about how libraries have…

Sep 8th, 2022
Best Places To Work 2022

We Made the Top 10! Moving up from #20 to #9 in Biz 417 Best Places to Work 2022 is a testament to how hard we strive each year to…

Jul 22nd, 2022
417Biz 2022 Design Awards

This year at Biz417 Magazine’s annual design award, our team was honored to have received three commercial design awards! This year the Sapp Design team took home awards in Renovation,…

Apr 28th, 2022
Rethinking Springfield: The future of work

The last two years of quarantine and social distancing have caused us to reimagine what “work” looks like. Because of COVID, employees adapted to working from home, and the trend…

Feb 9th, 2022
Happy 35th Anniversary

Today we celebrate 35 years working with our Senior Project Manager Pam Haldiman! Pam is a huge part of Sapp Designs Architects’ success, having worked on over 900+ projects, specifically…

Sep 8th, 2021
Best Places to Work 2021

Sapp Design Architect was honored to have been named a 2021 Biz 417 Best Places to work top 20 employer! This recognition means a lot to the team at Sapp…

What our Clients have to say

OUR FLEXIBILITY AND 30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ALLOWS US TO SEAMLESSLY WORK WITH YOU TO ACHIEVE RESULTS THAT ARE TRUE REFLECTIONS OF YOUR VISION. We specialize in safe rooms, library design, and education design. Find out why we're one of the top architecture firms in Springfield, MO!

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