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Interior Designer l | 2024 Graduate


Interviews will begin on a rolling basis starting in January. Applications will close when positions are filled or on March 11th, whichever occurs first. Please visit to learn more about our Americas New Grad Program, our process and FAQ. 

Who We Are: 
Populous has designed and delivered some of the world's most memorable civic, sports and entertainment buildings, from iconic stadia to ground-breaking live music venues.  Populous is where architects and designers of all kinds create moments bigger than ourselves.  We’re a global specialized design firm with local roots in 11 cities across the Americas. Populous offers the best of both worlds: the resources and impact of the design giants and the tightly knit atmosphere and growth opportunities of smaller firms. 

What We Offer: 
Professional On-Site Development/training Programs + Summer Hours + On-Site Gym + Flexible Schedule / Hybrid Schedule + Paid Architect Licensure & Certifications Exams + Wedding Pay + Quarterly Social Events + Charitable Match Program + Market Leading Wellness Health and Welfare Benefits. 

The preferred 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. 

We are seeking May 2024 graduates for a full-time entry-level design position with our Kansas City team. 

  • Ability to work within a dynamic, creative environment, providing design and documentation in all aspects of the interiors process, in a variety of media formats.
  • Creative design thinking, spatial and environmental design ability, branding development, story creation, and graphic design sensibility are required.
  • Possess strong conceptual design, organizational, presentation, and technical expertise.
  • Ownership of multiple concurrent projects, resilience to switch gears quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidence and comfort interacting with clients, participating and leading presentations, meetings and collaborative sessions.
  • Ability to quickly earn trust, build partnerships, and direct large consultant teams.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to give and take direction.
  • Strong sketching and freehand drawings skills. Ability to create quick sketches to convey/sell an idea is critical.
  • Superior visual, written and spoken communication skills to express concepts in ways that are captivating.
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a demanding environment.
  • Proficiency in Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Rendering experience, computer and freehand.
  • Deep passion for design.


  • An accredited master’s or bachelor’s degree in interior design or interior architecture

Populous offers a competitive salary and bonus packages. We strive to offer our staff the best benefits package in the industry, at the lowest cost to employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 

No. 1 Most Innovative Company in Architecture by Fast Company  
One of the 50 most innovative companies in the world for 2022 by Fast Company  
No. 1 Firm in Cultural on Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants   
No. 1 Architecture Firm in Cultural Facilities by BD+C  
No. 1 Architecture Firm in Convention Centers by BD+C  
No. 1 Architecture Firm in Performing Arts and Concert Venues by BD+C  

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