Senior Project Designer


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


The Role:

The Senior Project Designer is a client-facing design lead with both creative vision and the ability to develop design concepts into constructable details. Includes solving complex problems, working with the project team to prepare presentations and design drawings through all phases, mentoring junior team members, and fostering design excellence in a deeply collaborative environment.


What’s Cool About This Job:

  • Big variety in project types. Work on a great mix of sports & entertainment venues, non-profit offices, hotels & restaurants, commercial developments and even luxury residential projects. We work with clients like Live Nation, Pacifica Hotels, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Chicago Blackhawks, and Kansas City Current. It’s high profile and high fun.
  • Incredible design opportunity. We’ve carved a distinct niche with our portfolio of both sports and non-sports work that offers elevated design thinking – from shaping skylines to boutique hotel design, iconic sports & concert venues to intimate spaces. We deliver it steeped in each client’s unique brand essence and purpose.
  • Fast-track your design leadership career. Experience higher-level leadership opportunities you simply won’t get at larger firms with more layers. You’ll lead client meetings, determine client programming and goals, resolve complex design challenges, mentor and delegate to junior staff, and take part in new business opportunities.
  • Be surrounded by the best. We hire right, not fast. For us, that means hiring only people who are committed to design excellence and will thrive 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 also 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 Senior Project Designer, You:

  • Lead the design process. You’ll be leading design for multiple project types of varying scale and complexity, working closely with the project team to initiate and develop designs from concept through construction.
  • Lead design reviews. Ensure that internal and client-facing design reviews occur at the designated stages of your projects.
  • Solve problems. Anticipate and identify problems and resolve issues that arise throughout the process.
  • Make site visits. Periodically visit construction sites to ensure quality and project deliverables are being met.
  • Champion good design. Advocate for maintaining a healthy design culture where all are engaged, collaborating and advancing design. Make us better.
  • Produce presentations and documentation. Produce design documentation that aligns with Generator’s design philosophy. Create materials for new business opportunities you will participate in.
  • Work well with others. Work closely with Project Managers, Principals, Technical Director; and outside contractors, consultants and subcontractors.
  • Be client-facing. Meet with owners / clients / potential clients to understand their needs and opportunities with a listen-first approach. Communicate clearly and confidently with a flexible and professional nature.
  • Delegate and mentor. Act as a resource to less experienced team members and provide mentorship, constructive feedback and development opportunities.


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 10+ years of experience in a range of architectural design roles.
  • Are licensed, ideally (but not required). We pay for initial testing for licensure.
  • Develop relationships. You are confident, have effective interpersonal skills and resolve conflict with tact.
  • Revit and Adobe well. Demonstrated skills in Revit, Adobe Creative Cloud (primarily Photoshop and InDesign). Must have at least working knowledge of Enscape and Lumion.
  • Multitask and make magic. You work on multiple projects and effectively balance your workload with a high degree of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Have a flexible working style, at times working independently and at other times in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Are a great communicator. You have excellent verbal and written communication and strong presentation skills.


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.