Costco Studio Lead

Location: McLean, VA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

MG2 is looking for a Studio Leader for our Costco Wholesale Account. It is an opportunity to join our Washington, and assist in leading our firm’s largest client.

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create transformative experiences through our 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.

Our DC office is a growing and dedicated team that exemplifies the MG2 culture: Trust. Passion. Creativity. Confidence. Results. We love working with high-profile clients, building relationships and delivering great results.


  • Leading and managing the Costco  studio of eighteen (18) people including two (2) direct reports
  • Responsible for the design & delivery of all of the projects for Costco in the east coast region – this includes all of the front end entitlement work through permitting, construction and closeout
  • Revenue and financial performance expectations
  • Main client point of contact
  • Responsible for staffing, hiring and retention
  • Travel to project sites & jurisdictional meetings


  • 12+ years of architectural experience
  • Licensed architect
  • In depth experience with a retail client and a good understanding of retailers, their expectations and the dynamics of building/leading a team to design and deliver work
  • Proven experience creating value for a firm within an assigned client group
  • Experience with real estate entitlements, due diligence, design as well as construction documentation and administration
  • Ability to travel
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with employees and leaders in the Firm
  • Strong business and practice acumen
  • Strategic thinker with a strong desire to achieve results
  • Ability to serve as a positive influencer who inspires and motivates others

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At MG2, we dive in and dig deep. We enjoy what we do and the people we do it with. We’re curious, empathetic and (mostly) ego-free. We push each other to be even better, support each other when things get stressful and go all out to help our client’s achieve their goals.

Our culture is based on recognition and appreciation. So we celebrate birthdays. And anniversaries. And every other Friday, we get together for an all-office breakfast buffet.

We design over-the-top, insanely detailed gingerbread houses, dominate rec-league sports and know all the best happy hours around. Most importantly, we take time to give back to our communities, together.

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