POPULOUS is the world’s leading design firm dedicated exclusively to creating environments that draw people and communities together for unforgettable experiences. Since 1983, the firm has amassed a portfolio of more than 1,000 projects around the globe, including such icons as Yankee Stadium in New York; the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games main stadium; Nanjing Sports Park in China; ANZ Stadium in Australia; and the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.


We are seeking talented, enthusiastic, and technically proficient architects to fill various positions within our Kansas City practice, working on complex, very high quality projects.
The perfect candidate will have an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings and transportation facilities airports.
Applicants must possess exceptional design and technical abilities with a minimum of 5+ years of professional experience. Architectural registration is preferred.


  • The candidate will work within a dynamic creative environment, providing high level conceptual realization of design work in a variety of image and media formats.

  • The position would focus on design conceptualization and development of solutions to a project’s programmatic requirements. In addition, candidates would be expected to provide leadership during technical development and project documentation.

  • The candidate should be highly adaptable, having a diverse skill set and comfort level working in multiple media platforms. Capabilities should include illustration talents, computer generated renderings, animations, and the production of motion graphics in various forms for visual communication of the conceptual idea.

  • Lead in developing, modifying, and reviewing design concepts, production drawings and construction documents according to established standards and technical expertise.

  • Develop design concepts and documents during the schematic and design development stages.

  • Manage and / or assist in design and operational research, building & systems programming, site and building analysis and report documentation.

  • Manage and / or assist in preparing design presentations to clients, communities, and other pertinent stakeholders, including public agencies.

  • Assist Project Managers in the construction administration process.

  • Coordinate directly with clients in the day-to-day project management of the design development process as well as construction administration.


  • Master’s or Bachelor's degree in Architecture

  • Registered Architect with a current license

  • Strong communication skills, team oriented, self-driven work ethic and ability to meet fast paced project demands

  • Inventive, creative design thinking, collaborative skill, architectural production, spatial and environmental design ability, story creation, and quality design sensibility is a requisite.

  • Rendering and 3D modeling experience with 3DS Max, SketchUp and Maxwell Render is preferred

  • Experience with Revit is preferred

  • Strong sketching and freehand drawings skills. Ability to create quick sketches to convey/sell an idea is critical

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign preferred

Interested applicants should submit a resume and portfolio through: