Location: Irvine, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

MG2 is looking for a talented Principal-in-Charge to lead our Irvine office. This is a unique opportunity to provide transformational leadership to the firm and make a lasting impact within the Commercial market.

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai.



  • Serve as an ambassador for the firm by visibly leading internally and externally
  • Play a large role in providing professional leadership and cultural identity to the firm
  • Play a critical role in advancement of the firm’s business
  • Successfully lead and grow a book of work / client base
  • Secure contracts, financial performance of team, and payment for work performed
  • Maintain and grow client relationships on projects and opportunities
  • Own risk management for the office by demonstrating strong understanding of contractual risks and successfully negotiating for firm’s interests
  • Lead, mentor, and grow project managers and project staff
  • Responsibility for staffing decisions for the Irvine office
  • Contribute to the strategic leadership of the firm


  • Established credentials in the industry and be regarded as an industry leader
  • 20+ years, with majority of experience in Commercial projects and at least 5 years managing a team
  • Retail experience a plus
  • Current architectural registration
  • Proven ownership of client or account acquisition and leadership
  • Demonstrated focus on effectively leading and advocating for others
  • Established as a firm-wide and external business community leader
  • Must have portfolio of built work in the Commercial market (Retail also preferred)
  • Ability to bring in and close new business
  • Proven ability to balance business performance with architectural delivery


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At MG2 we work hard, but we also know the importance of having some fun while doing what we do best. We have a number of social activities, sports teams and opportunities for community involvement. We meet every other Friday over breakfast to celebrate new employees, project milestones and employee anniversaries (many of our colleagues have been here a long time)!

It’s also important our employees lead a balanced and healthy life. To support this, MG2 offers flexible hours, a telecommuting policy, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) (including company match) and paid time off.

We consider our offices innovation labs where employees can be creative and take risks. Whether it’s in your daily work or participating in a team brainstorming session, we challenge or staff to come up with the next great idea!

Additionally, to help support and encourage employee development, the firm provides a generous training allowance including reimbursement for certification in your area of expertise. 

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