MG2 Announces Strategic Promotions and a New Hire



In their new roles, they will continue to grow while mentoring those around them as the firm strives to live the vision statement of creating transformative experiences in everything we do.


MG2, one of the largest architecture firms in the nation, begins 2018 announcing the promotion of three firm leaders and the addition of a new design lead in its Irvine office.

Wendy Unzelman promoted to VP of Finance. Unzelman joined MG2 in 2008. She has served as the company’s controller and Director of Accounting, and with her new role she will be focused on directing finance strategy. She will remain responsible for financial reporting, planning and analysis and managing the firm’s fiscal and accounting data functions. In addition, she will assist the COO with the implementation of initiatives related to the financial mission and goals of firm.

Peter Stocker promoted to Principal. Stocker, most recently an associate principal, has a unique understanding of every element of the branding and marketing spectrum, and he works in tandem with MG2 design teams to build the brand side of projects.

Kristen Baker to HR Director. Baker, hired in 2017, is being promoted to HR Director. She brings 12 years of experience to MG2’s HR department and she specializes in partnering with leaders on people initiatives and strategies. She approaches her work with a passion to identify programs and solutions that are business-driven, people focused and create a positive experience for employees and leaders.

“This group plays an important role in the success and growth of our firm, and I’m grateful for their contributions, which are recognized by all our employees,” said MG2 CEO Mitchell Smith, AIA. “I know they will continue to push themselves in their new roles while mentoring those around them as we all strive to live our vision statement of creating transformative experiences in everything we do.”

MG2 is also excited to welcome Manuel Bouza to the firm. Bouza has more than 30 years of experience designing national and international mixed-use, retail, hospitality, residential and office projects, which he brings to his new role as design leader for MG2’s Irvine office. He creates unique places that exceed the expectations of clients and create memorable experiences for consumers. His expertise is demonstrated in many notable projects including the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

About MG2

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy and consulting. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and one of the top retail design firms in the world.

MG2 serves clients around the globe from five offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Washington, D.C. and Shanghai. For more information, visit MG2.com.