Michael Nieves

Michael Nieves

Associate, Retail Market


Years with MG2

1

Hometown

Milltown, NJ

Spirit Animal

Hawk


"Having this sort of team dynamic provides exposure to many aspects of architecture and is helping me become a better designer."


What do you do at MG2?
I am a junior project manager for MG2’s Retail market. My responsibilities include helping lead production staff in generating construction documents, coordinating with consultants on trades and evaluating project scope lists and contracts.

What is the best thing about working at MG2?
MG2’s Washington, D.C. office is filled with positive energy. The culture inspires me to push myself to get better every day. People of all skill levels also have opportunities to contribute to the firm’s success, whether it be on a project or by serving on internal committees.

Is there anything special about your team’s dynamic?
My team is diligent in how we divide and conquer our workloads. We’ve been cross-trained, so we have the ability (and trust in each other) to step in during any part of a project if / when we’re needed. In addition to making our team more efficient, having this sort of team dynamic provides exposure to many aspects of architecture and is helping me become a better designer.

What is the best advice you can give to somebody starting a new job at MG2?
Be open to learning and understanding different people’s perspectives. This advice is applicable regardless of your level. MG2 is always looking for ways to stay ahead of the design curve. That means we’re regularly having in-depth discussions and sharing insights with the larger group. The possibilities seem to be endless for those willing to put themselves out there and engage others.

What is something most of your colleagues don’t know about you?
I am a major golf enthusiast. I’ve traveled the world to play and attend professional events at many of the world’s most beautiful, iconic golf courses. I’ve also caddied in numerous PGA Tour sanctioned events including the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier for a long-time friend who recently earned his PGA Latinoamérica Tour card.

What is your favorite snack from the kitchen or catered events?
One of the senior associates in the Washington, D.C. office is quite the baker and brings fresh bread into the office on Mondays. Delicious!

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