MG2 Taps Meghana Joshi, AIA, NOMA to Lead Irvine Office

New managing principal in Irvine will oversee retail, banking, and residential markets.

IRVINE, CA—May 29—MG2 welcomes Meghana Joshi, AIA, NOMA to lead the global architecture and design firm’s Irvine office. As managing principal, Meghana will be responsible for expanding the firm’s reach in the California market, focusing on retail banking as well as senior living and affordable housing.

An award-winning architect with 25 years of experience, Meghana’s projects have been honored with multiple awards including SAGE Gold, SoCal Gold and the high-profile PCBC Gold Nugget Award, the oldest and most prestigious residential design award in the country. She has been a regular speaker at recent AIA chapter and national events. Meghana received a Bachelor of Architecture from Karnatak University in Dharwad, India and a Master of Architecture from San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

“I am excited to share my experience and expertise with the team in Irvine and grow the firm’s portfolio in the region,” says Meghana. “This office has a distinguished group of architects and designers who can tackle complex projects, and I look forward to working with them to further MG2’s brand in Orange County through targeted industry engagement and strategic business development.”

Meghana’s unwavering commitment to advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice in architecture led her to establish the Women in Architecture Committee at AIA Orange County, providing a vital platform for regional firms to actively contribute to advancing professional conditions for women in architecture. She also spearheaded the creation of an EDI+J Committee, dedicated to fostering mentorship opportunities for underrepresented minorities in the profession. Currently, her leadership extends to her role as Vice-President of AIA Orange County.

“We are thrilled to welcome Meghana to MG2 as the managing principal of our Irvine office,” says MG2 President Russ Hazzard. “Her experience and expertise combined with her awards and accomplishments make her an excellent choice to lead our SoCal office.”

MG2’s dedicated Irvine office, with 40+ employees, has been serving select markets and clients including Costco, Vans, and Target for more than 20 years.

ABOUT MG2 Guided by our vision to create transformative experiences that foster and elevate healthy communities, MG2 has been delivering award-winning projects and programs for over 50 years. We partner with some of the world’s most recognizable companies and brands to bring exceptional design solutions to life through full architectural, strategic planning, cost

management, interior design, brand strategy, and program consulting services. Our seven offices in the U.S. and China—Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Irvine, and Shanghai—integrate building performance and social responsibility into every project. At MG2, our greatest strength lies in our people, our clients, and our commitment to helping them succeed. We are purpose-driven by nature, data-driven by design.