Project Designer


The award-winning team at Generator Studio, a multidisciplinary design firm, seeks a Project Designer.


The Role:

The Project Designer will be the day-to-day design lead on multiple projects with a variety of scale and complexity, working closely with the project team to initiate and develop designs from concept through construction. Includes planning and creative design concepts & support for projects, developing details, and preparing presentation and design drawings, with exposure to all phases of projects.


What’s Cool About This Job:

  • A little of this, a little of that. Work on a great mix of sports & entertainment venues, non-profit offices, hotels & restaurants, and commercial developments. You’ll gain experience in a wide variety of project types. We work with clients like Live Nation, Pacifica Hotels, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Kansas City Current. It’s high profile and high fun.
  • Fast track your career. Experience hands-on, senior-level opportunities you simply won’t get at a large firm with all the layers. Work on all stages of a project, be a part of new business pitches, and have direct exposure to clients, with coaching and development along the way.
  • Be surrounded by the best. We hire right, not fast. That means hiring only people who are committed to design excellence in an entrepreneurial culture that celebrates individuality and hard work. We also celebrate Thursdays, with happy hour.
  • Work where the action is. Our office is in the KC Crossroads, surrounded by galleries, shops, restaurants and cultural happenings. Artists and creatives live and work here. We’re on the streetcar line, making the commute to work free and accessible.
  • Free healthcare premiums! Your entire health insurance premium is paid for by Generator. It’s like adding thousands to your salary. We also offer 401K with employer match, have a structured bonus plan and pay for initial licensure testing.
  • Free Milk Bones! If your dog is nice, (s)he can come to work, too.
  • Hair band Fridays. {scissors kick}


As Our Project Designer, You:

  • Coordinate the design process. Work closely with Senior Designers, Project Managers and Interiors to coordinate the design process including interfacing with the internal project team, client, consultants, and contractors.
  • Lead design reviews. Ensure that internal and client-facing design reviews occur at the designated stages of your projects.
  • Manage design concepts. Develop, plan, and advance design concepts for projects.
  • Prepare presentations. Prepare presentations, design drawings, and details.
  • Solve Problems. Anticipate and identify problems and resolve technical issues that arise during the documentation and construction process.
  • Champion good design. Advocate for maintaining a healthy design culture. Make us better.
  • Produce documentation. Produce design documentation that aligns with Generator’s design philosophy.
  • Work adaptively. Sometimes working independently, other times highly collaboratively with team members.


This Role is For You if You:

  • Eat, sleep and drink design. You love design, the iterative design process and have the ability to conceive and develop multiple design concepts.
  • Have ninja-like design chops. You are fluent in Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop and InDesign. Bonus points if you have experience preparing presentation-quality renderings in Lumion and/or Enscape and are familiar with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
  • Like to create and render. You can demonstrate experience preparing design collateral, including presentation plans, sketches, draft 3D views, rendered 2D plans, rendered elevations and sections, rendered site plans and diagrams.
  • Design mid to large-scale commercial projects from beginning to end. You implement programs & develop design concepts from pre-design through construction, including collaboration with team members to ensure the design is executed through construction documents and details.
  • Multitask and make magic. You work on multiple projects and effectively balance your workload with a high degree of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Manage time and relationships. You are confident and have effective interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Might be a licensed architect. You don’t have to be, but we can help you become one. You have three or more years of experience and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture from a NAAB accredited institution.


Why Generator:

Our employees are a talented mix of individuals who embody every aspect of an integrated practice. We offer the opportunity to align your long-term career goals with a variety of projects and clients while working within multiple markets. We want your energy, creativity, and thirst for transforming great ideas into built reality!

We offer a stimulating and exciting design environment where our employees are challenged to bring their best creative spirit to their work. We take great pride in working together to deliver the highest-quality design solutions for our clients and leading innovative design into the future.

Along with competitive salaries, we offer a generous benefits package, including fully paid employee premiums for Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401K with employer match program, and PTO & paid company-wide holidays. All benefits are available to you on your first day of employment – no waiting period.

Please send your resume and portfolio to to apply. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


The Legal Stuff:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture from a NAAB accredited institution.
  • Relocation assistance may be available.
  • Physical requirements: The employee performing this job must regularly be able to use a telephone, computer keyboard, and mouse, reach with hands and arms, talk, and listen. The employee frequently is required to move about an office environment and sit (often for extended periods), as well as lift and carry objects such as books and files weighing up to 15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop, or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this position is expected to be performed regularly at the company’s office as part of the teamwork and collaboration required by this position. Travel and over-nights stays may be intermittent along with attendance to events after hours. Must be able to legally drive a car.
  • Essential job functions: All the responsibilities, duties, and requirements contained in this job description constitute the essential functions of this job which the successful candidate must be able to perform with or without requested reasonable accommodations.