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Senior Architect – Gaming & Hospitality

Full-time | St. Louis, MO

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KdG, a Division of Shive Hattery, St. Louis office & Chicago office has an immediate full-time opening for a Senior Architect with ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of experience.

We are a full-service design firm offering interior design, architecture, engineering, and landscape architecture. You will be an integral member of the design team working on all phases and aspects of our varied projects.


  • Experience in working on Gaming or Hospitality projects
  • Completion of accredited professional degree program with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in architecture, or equivalent in appropriate education and experience. Registered architect is a requirement. NCARB certification is a plus.
  • Experience managing and or supervising project teams of architects, engineers, and designers of medium and large projects
  • Demonstrate a high degree of aptitude in critical, creative thinking associated with design and the design process
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of architectural specifications, international building codes, life safety code and current ADA requirements
  • Knowledge of programming, planning, and building performance is beneficial
  • Qualifications/Proficiencies consistent with senior-level experience for a motivated and creative professional; able to design with inherent understanding of building systems; capable of designing projects for high quality gaming and hospitality clients.
  • Self-motivated and able to problem-solve independently. Strong working knowledge of Autodesk Revit, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and Google SketchUp. Working knowledge of AutoCAD is beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Is a continuous learner focused on constant improvement; embraces new technologies.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture and organize a team to achieve the goal.
  • Motivated to both meet and exceed goals in a self-directed way; works hard with limited supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple deadlines and commitments and be consistently on schedule.


  • Engage with the project team from programming/scope definition, design, and documentation through implementation
  • Participate and contribute in design and project management with design discussions, idea generation, collaboration, and design work in drawing, modeling and 3D image formats
  • A licensed design professional directing non-licensed and other professionals assigned to design, produce and coordinate the design process and technical documents
  • Design and detailing in Revit
  • Attend project and client meetings with design professionals for both business development opportunities and projects under contract
  • Development of technical / design solutions
  • Assist in design presentation development
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Revit/BIM modeling and project documentation
  • Follow project development and production standards
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to provide field observations on construction job sites

*Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and portfolio for consideration. If unable to submit your portfolio due to size constraints, please include a link to your portfolio in your cover letter.

Why Shive-Hattery?

Shive-Hattery strives to provide outstanding client service and provide rewarding careers to our employees. Our learning and teaching culture is based on collaboration; you must be willing to mentor and teach other employees while continuing to develop your skills to grow professionally at Shive-Hattery.

We have a One-Firm philosophy, meaning you will have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from design professionals across our 15 different offices and multiple market sectors. We have architecture, interior design, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, site survey, and many other disciplines. We are a one-stop shop when it comes to design, which enables us to harness the power of a 500+ member firm while maintaining the intimacy and culture of a much smaller office environment. The Chicago and St. Louis offices each have around 25-30 staff members.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package.

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.