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.

Open Positions

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

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.

Executive Secretary

Sapp Design is seeking a Front Desk Representative to undertake all receptionist and clerical duties at the desk of our main entrance. This person will be the “face” of the company for all visitors and will be responsible for the first impression we make. The ideal candidate will have a friendly and easy-going personality while also being very perceptive and disciplined. A customer-oriented approach is essential. The goal is to make guests feel comfortable and valued while on our premises and on the phone. 

Springfield Office 

Receive letters, packages, etc. and distribute them 

Prepare outgoing mail by drafting correspondence, securing parcels, tracking postage and copies 

Check, sort, and forward emails 

Monitor office supplies and place orders when necessary 

Keep updated records and files, including scanning and filing 

Take up other duties as assigned (travel arrangements, schedules etc.) 

Coordinating annual trade show arrangement 

Administrative support for all staff 

Scheduling luncheons and documenting continuing education for all architects 

Review and maintain office calendar with expos, birthdays, local events, and membership events 

Create, replicate, and maintain Excel documents for various company uses and reports 

Keep kitchen counters tidy, clean the coffee pot, and turn the coffee machine off at the end of the day

Proven experience as a front desk representative, agent, or relevant position 

Familiarity with office printers 

Proficient in English (oral and written) 

Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel and Word) 

Strong communication and people skills 

Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities 

Attention to detail 

Problem-solving skills 

Customer service orientation 

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.

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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

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
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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.