NSPJ Architects


More Than Just A Firm

At NSPJ we believe in collaboration as a driver of individual and firm success. The best initiatives at NSPJ have originated from our staff and been refined by fellow co-workers with the same desire for growth and improvement in oneself and the firm. This drive to improve translates to the design process and the spaces we help create for our clients, while enriching our communities. If you are interested in advancing your design knowledge, enhancing your technical skills and aiding in the development of your peers, please apply to join our team!

Who We Are

NSPJ is a full-service, award-winning architecture, landscape architecture and land planning design firm. Based in Kansas City, our talented staff of 70+ has built a tradition of excellence in service and design with the utmost commitment to quality since 1961.

Our Philosophy

NSPJ prides itself in building the communities we have been a part of for more than 60 years. The firm believes it can better approach a client’s needs by having a broad range of experience in many building types, construction methods and practices. We strive to create innovative solutions to meet each client’s unique needs. We believe in carefully proportioned and richly detailed architecture that is timeless. NSPJ is proud of our past experience and look forward to using that experience to develop new ways of exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Career Development

It’s time to spark your interest, invest in your passions and discover what NSPJ can help you achieve. The Spark Emerging Professionals Program is derived from the firm’s philosophy to provide support and mentorship to everyone, regardless of experience. Spark is designed to be a collaborative platform that invites professionals at various stages of their careers to further enrich their knowledge, expertise, and passion for architecture. In concert with our core values, Spark provides a platform of collaboration and accountability within our team. Our service-oriented approach reflects inward as we seek to offer the same personal touch to our emerging professionals as we do with our clients.

  • Receive AXP support in all categories
  • Utilize a wide array of ARE study materials at no cost
  • Receive reimbursement for ARE fees and compensation for exam time

Work Culture

NSPJ puts their team first. We are committed to offering personal and professional development while encouraging you to build on your talents and to grow within the team. At our firm, you will:

  • Get involved in every stage of the design process from preliminary sketches to construction
  • Collaborate with the entire design team from day one
  • Get compensated for the additional time you work serving our clients and advancing our projects
  • Be encouraged to use your personal time off so that you can be at your best at home and at work


NSPJ has a great office culture, and we enjoy spending time together outside of work. We are more than just a firm; we’re like a family that will support you through the various stages of your life and career. We endeavor to keep our team together for the long term, so we nurture our relationships accordingly. We like to be spontaneous, but we also plan events throughout the year, including:

  • Studio focused events
  • Firm-wide happy hours and outings
  • Volunteering and community service
  • Holiday celebrations and special events


NSPJ offers a competitive compensation and benefits package beyond base salary which includes:

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

All profits are retained by employees through profit sharing, contributions to the ESOP, and yearend bonuses.

Compensatory Time for salaried employees

Get paid for your hard work over 40 hours.

Flexibility to work from home one day a week

You pick the day.

Breakfast Every Friday

Special breakfast every first Friday.


We support Habitat for Humanity and other great KC nonprofits.

Studio focused events

Get to know your peers in fun, collaborative outings outside the office.

Firm-wide happy hours and outings

Chances to let loose at Friendsgiving, the Pumpkin Carving Contest and many more!

Holiday celebrations and special events

We like to have fun celebrating our Anniversaries, Holiday Dinners, competiting in Kansas City Corporate Challenge and more!

Open Positions

Click on any of the position names below for the detailed job description. Don’t see a job that fits? Help us design a position for you by submitting your resume and portfolio now!

Designer I

Designer II

Specifications Writer

Apply online using the form below.

You may also apply by mail or hand deliver to:

NSPJ Architects, P.A. Attn: Careers
3515 W. 75th Street, Suite 201
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 831-1415

NSPJ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s citizenship status, age, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetics, national origin or ancestry, veteran service or status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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