MG2 Welcomes New Managing Principal in Irvine Office



Griffith brings a multitude of skills to his new role by being a holistic thinker. He looks at the big picture and projects as a whole, everything from the user experience to empathy for the client and building relationships.


MG2 announced today the addition of a new managing principal in its Irvine, California office, Mark Griffith.

Griffith has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture industry. He is a native Californian and has practiced architecture all around the world. He had an exciting start to his career in the entertainment industry working with clients like Disney, Universal Studios and Song Entertainment. His passion for this industry eventually led him into hospitality – hotels, night clubs and restaurants.

He brings a multitude of skills to his new role by being a holistic thinker. He looks at the big picture and projects as a whole, everything from the user experience to empathy for the client and building relationships. He has a good eye for design and enjoys working with designers to provide inspiration and direction.

“As I start a new chapter in my professional career, I’m excited to join MG2,” said Griffith. “My strength lies in being the leader of the orchestra and I’m looking forward to working with the talented people of this firm. I’m excited to work on the project types I’m most passionate about: retail and hospitality, which are two sectors the firm excels at.”

MG2’s Irvine office works on a variety of client work including Costco, Vans and Target.

“I look forward to having Mark – with his specific skill set – lead our Irvine office,” said CEO and Chairman of the Board Mitch Smith. “This gives us the opportunity to expand our portfolio in his areas of expertise, which include hospitality, retail, F&B and theme park design.”

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.