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HNTB Sr. Project Designer - Sports in Kansas City, Missouri

What We're Looking For

Responsible for interpreting client goals and program requirements needed to establish design goals and parameters on large and complex project assignments. Responsible for communication of design concepts to client and project teams. Serves as a resource to the project architect and project manager as the design is developed. Provides mentorship and guidance to individuals with less experience.

We are currently seeking a Sr. Project Designer to join our team. In this role, you will collaborate with our architecture design leadership to develop creative design solutions for a variety of projects and coordinate the implementation of the design intent through all phases of the project – conceptual design through project opening. Your role will include development of the overall design direction, generation of design concepts, leading client presentations, organizing internal design workshops, and preparing documents during the design development stages of the project and following through during subsequent phases to ensure that the design vision is executed in the final product.

You will have full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating large scale complex projects and delegating design assignments to other key design members of the project team. You will be an integral member of the team during business development activities, participating in project pursuit and proposal strategy sessions, coordination of interview strategies and assisting in the development of design concepts and winning presentations.

Strong preference will be given to those individuals possessing prior large-scale sports architecture (arenas, stadiums, sports performance centers, and training facilities) experience.


  • Develops creative design concepts and leads development of design documents during early phases of project development. Projects will vary in scale and type, and include projects of national public significance.

  • Demonstrates judgment in determining the project goals of the client through direct client contact and team communication.

  • Collaborates with design team and oversees less experienced designers to implement and execute design intent.

  • Reviews work of other project designers for accuracy, completeness and design quality.

  • Collaborates with Project Manager(s) and Sr. Project Architect(s) to ensure project is on schedule, on budget, reflects the latest industry trends, and meets all project business objectives.

  • Engages the entire project team in design charrettes and workshops during the project, fostering a culture of design excellence.

  • Maintains regular communication with client representatives to verify design requirements, progress reviews and design delivery.

  • Coordinates quality of design product throughout the project process.

  • Prepare client presentations and presents design concepts and drawings.

  • Business Development - Supports the marketing and business development initiatives of the office on project pursuits and may have active participation in strategy sessions, war rooms, and interviews.

  • Other responsibilities will include: input in decisions with office management, recruiting and staff development, organization of design charrettes, design reviews, and maintaining knowledge of design profession and industry trends.

  • Performs material research and participates in the coordination and preparation of project specifications.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Possess strong organization and problem-solving skills and have the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Exhibit ability to multi-task, be proactive and make leadership decisions on its own initiative.

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail in the development of design solutions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture plus 10-15 years of experience preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years related Sports Architecture design experience preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge about sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.

  • Outstanding ability to foster a collaborative team environment, mentor and supervise other younger staff members preferred.

  • Exceptional design skills and track record of design excellence preferred.

  • Knowledge of detailing, building materials, construction techniques, related architecture/engineering principles, industry trends, technology, and building codes preferred.

  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas, including a strong ability to sketch by hand in 2D/3D preferred.

  • Proficiency in the use of 2D/3D software, including Revit, 3D Studio MAX, Sketchup, Adobe Suite products, Lumion, Enscape, Rhino, InDesign and Illustrator.

  • State Licensure and LEED accreditation is a plus.

  • Applicants must submit a design portfolio to be considered. 10-15 pages, PDF format, no larger than 10MB. Please include only recent professional work.

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides interpretation of client’s goals and programs. Prepares design concepts consistent with client’s goals, budget and schedule.

  • Works closely with the project architect and protect manager in planning and implementing all work processes.

  • Mentors and works with other team members, including those with less experience.

  • Serves as subject matter expert on architectural projects of the largest size.

  • Reviews and supervises work of less experienced architects. May act in a team lead capacity in the absence of the manager.

  • Develops and presents design viewpoint on all projects. Ensures that a design solution, consistent with the program, budget and schedule is properly developed and produced.

  • Assists with the promotion, discipline, performance review, work allocation, training and mentoring of staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture, or Interior Design

  • 7 years related experience

  • RA/RID

About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at

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The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

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