Join The Sapp Team

WORKING AT SAPP DESIGN

For 36+ Years, Sapp Design has supported a good work and life balance as part of our culture. As a medium-sized company, every person’s role is important and meaningful. We strive to empower each person through opportunities to be involved in company-wide changes and decisions. Daily life at Sapp Design is collaborative nature.  Our commitment to providing opportunities extends to the use of advanced resources such as virtual reality to explore new concepts and promote innovation.

Benefits

  • Medical & Dental

Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage at 100%

  • Profit Sharing

Discretionary Profit Sharing Opportunities

  • 401k Contribution

3% employer mandatory contribution to 401k (effective after 12 months) 

  • Bonus Programs

Discretionary Bonus program

  • Paid Time Off

PTO (paid time off); 12 days occur first year

  • Education Allowance

Continuing Education Allowance, annual

  • Annual Wellness Allowance
  • Half-Day Fridays
  • Professional Dues
  • Holidays Off
  • Mentorship/Community Awareness

Benefits

  • Medical & Dental

Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage at 100%

  • Paid Time Off

PTO (paid time off); 12 days occur first year

  • 401k Contribution

3% employer mandatory contribution to 401k (effective after 12 months) 

  • Bonus Programs

Discretionary Bonus program

  • Profit Sharing

Discretionary Profit Sharing Opportunities

  • Education Allowance

Continuing Education Allowance, annual

  • Annual Wellness Allowance
  • Half-Day Fridays
  • Professional Dues
  • Holidays Off
  • Mentorship/Community Awareness

Hello & Welcome

Sapp Design’s purpose is to enrich life for generations. We care more about the people that experience our design solutions and rely upon us for our expertise; about the partners we work with from consultants to stakeholders, and about the places we create.

We are seeking individuals who share our values to be a better partners through trust, respect, teamwork, and collaboration; to go beyond the ordinary by striving for excellence, innovation, and quality in all that we do; to have uncompromising professional ethics; and to possess a passion for progress in learning, craft, and artisanship. Sapp Design has been selected as an AIA Central States Emerging Professional (EP) Friendly firm for three years in a row and selected as one of BIZ 417’s 20 Best Places to Work. We welcome candidates who are eager to take on the following responsibilities and possess the skills and credentials listed below:

Open Positions

Senior Interior Designer 

Sapp Design Architects is seeking a full-time Senior Interior Designer to join our team as a collaborative member in a blended design approach. The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, with 10+ years’ experience, be a recognized leader and certified Interior Designer who acts as a subject matter expert for design solutions, and a portfolio with completed commercial or public projects. This individual would possess and apply interior design principles, practices, and procedures to complete assignments with originality and creativity.

Balance multiple project commitments, sectors, and deadlines.

Participate in planning, designing, illustrating, & presenting project ideas and vision.

Compiling storyboards and material selection based on client needs in preparation for client presentations.

Coordinate with project consultants for interior design, materials, and interior architecture solutions.

Work with the project team to ensure the project meets the Owner’s Vision and Sapp Design goals.

Collaborate on a wide variety of project types and sizes from conception through construction.

Assistance with preparation and presentation of construction drawings, 3-part specifications, and coordinating details and dimensions.

developing and refining design concepts, renderings, and working on projects in all design phases.

Knowledge of construction documents and detailing.

Managing the financial aspects of running a design project on time and on budget.

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Architecture.

10+ years of relevant Project Management in interior design / interior architecture experience (interest or knowledge in brand integration & graphics a plus)

Familiar with 3D modeling, visualization, and graphics software.

Proficiency with Revit is preferred.

Experience managing high design projects and mentoring Interior Designers.

Strong scheduling, and client management skills.

Ability to communicate ideas in a variety of graphic media, preferably Adobe Suite.

Strong communication and design skills, including experience in all project phases.

Ability to create project plans and manage project staff billable time.

Ability to meet client budget and design expectations.

Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment and possess a collaborative and professional work ethic and be flexible to support numerous teams in any project phase.

Project Architect

Sapp Design is seeking a full-time licensed Architect to become part of our team. The ideal candidate would have a professional degree, licensed, with 2-10 years of experience, and proficient skills in Revit, rendering, and a portfolio with completed commercial or public projects. 

Balance multiple project commitments, sectors, and deadlines.

Participate in planning, designing, illustrating, & presenting project ideas and vision.

Compiling storyboards and material selection based on client needs in preparation for client presentations.

Coordinate with project consultants for interior design, materials, and interior architecture solutions.

Work with the project team to ensure the project meets the Owner’s Vision and Sapp Design goals.

Collaborate on a wide variety of project types and sizes from conception through construction.

Assistance with preparation and presentation of construction drawings, 3-part specifications, and coordinating details and dimensions.

developing and refining design concepts, renderings, and working on projects in all design phases.

Knowledge of construction documents and detailing.

Managing the financial aspects of running a design project on time and on budget.

Accredited Degree in Architecture

Licensed, required.

Proficient in 3D modeling and rendering: Sketch-Up, Rhino, Enscape or other platforms.

Ability to communicate ideas in a variety of graphic media including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Proficiency with Revit 2021, required.

Strong verbal, organizational, and written communication skills.

Strong presentation skills.

Strong consultant coordination, drawing, and design skills, including experience in the construction administration phase.

Team-focused attitude, willing to assist others as necessary.

Ability to create new ideas both independently and in collaboration.

Architectural Designer 

Sapp Design is seeking a full-time entry-level Architectural Designer to become part of our team. The ideal candidate would have a professional degree, on the path toward licensure, with 1-3 years of experience, and proficient skills in Revit, rendering, and a portfolio with hands-on experience in commercial or public projects.

Participate in planning, designing, illustrating, & presenting.

Developing and refining design concepts and compiling technical documents.

Work with the project team to ensure the project meets the Owner’s Vision and Sapp Design goals.

Collaborate on a wide variety of project types and sizes from conception through construction.

Supporting marketing efforts and graphics as required.

Construction administration and administrative support

NAAB Accredited Professional Degree in Architecture 

On the path towards licensure. 

Proficient in 3D modeling and rendering: Sketch-Up, Rhino, Enscape or other platforms. 

Proficiency with Revit 2021, preferred. 

Ability to communicate ideas in a variety of graphic media including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. 

Experience in early design phases such as concept design and schematic design.

Strong verbal, organizational, and written communication skills. 

Team-focused attitude, willing to assist others as necessary. 

Ability to create new ideas both independently and in collaboration.

Interior Designer 

Position Description: Sapp Design Architects is seeking a full-time Interior Designer to join our team as a collaborative member in a blended design approach. The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, with 3+ years of experience, and a portfolio with completed commercial or public projects. This individual would possess and apply interior design principles, practices, and procedures to complete assignments with originality and creativity.

Participate in planning, designing, illustrating, & presenting project ideas and vision.

Compiling storyboards and material selection based on client needs in preparation for client presentations.

Coordinate with project consultants for interior design, materials, and interior architecture solutions.

Work with the project team to ensure the project meets the Owner’s Vision and Sapp Design goals.

Collaborate on a wide variety of project types and sizes from conception through construction.

Assistance with preparation and presentation of construction drawings, 3-part specifications, checking and coordinating details and dimensions, developing and refining design concepts, renderings, and working on projects in all design phases.

Knowledge of construction documents and detailing. •Supporting marketing efforts and graphics as required.

A professional degree in Interior Design or a related discipline.

3+ years’ experience, preferred.

Proficiency in 3D modeling, visualization, and graphics software.

Proficiency with Revit preferred.

Ability to communicate ideas in a variety of graphic media, preferably Adobe Suite.

Excels in critical thinking and has a passion for quality design.

Collaborative and professional work ethic.

Knowledge of FF&E to carry out design intent. •Strong verbal, organizational, and written communication skills.

Team-focused attitude, willing to assist others as necessary.

Strong presentation skills.

Marketing Coordinator 

Sapp Design is seeking a full-time Marketing Coordinator to work as part of our Business Development and Graphic Design team. This is a great opportunity for a strategic thinker and communicator who enjoys marketing and business development and has relevant experience in the design/construction industries. This position would work as part of our team serving both the Kansas City and Springfield offices. This role will have opportunities to collaborate across our Firm.

Facilitate and contribute to discussions regarding strategy for business development initiatives.

Produce and Facilitate Requests for Qualifications (RFQs)

Support strategic business development initiatives through lead discovery, research, and proactive tracking.

Maintain marketing and engagement database, CRM, and Social Media Calendar

Maintain and develop new branding and strategies.

Develop and maintain relationships with peer marketing and business development staff including contractors, consultants, and owners’ reps, as well as with other community contacts.

Coordinate studio participation in industry and community events. Attend on behalf of the office if appropriate.

Manage research, strategy, content creation, graphic layout, and production of proposal and interview processes from start to finish.

Management and content creation of marketing brochures, presentations, award submittals, client communications, tradeshows, and internal communications.

Coordinate photography, including developing shot lists in collaboration with project designers.

Manage and coordinate all company Social Media Platforms

Help maintain the company website (blog posts and new project uploads)

    Energized by being involved in the pursuit of projects.

    Strategic, collaborative, organized, and proactive.

    Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

    Has a strong visual sensibility.

    Can effectively manage multiple deadlines with a keen eye for detail.

    Strong proficiency in Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and PowerPoint required.

    Proficiency in graphic design

    Have 3-+ years of professional work experience is preferred

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2017-2021

Sapp Design Architects specializes in providing innovative design and services for the following market sectors:  educational facilities, public libraries, corporate offices, municipal facilities, recreational facilities, and private development. Our team is devoted to serving our clients in a competent and professional manner gaining us a large repeat client base over the last 30 years. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plans, paid continuing education, health and wellness compensation, and bonus structure. Our office culture is interactive, collaborative, client-focused, and we strive for the highest standard in all things.  We are always looking to evolve and we spare no expense investing in the latest equipment and programs available in the industry.