Senior Project Designer

MG2 is seeking a talented Senior Project Designer to join our Washington, D.C. office in our Community Environments and Client Programs Markets!

At MG2, we value our employees with great benefits and worthwhile programs. We are proud of the many initiatives at MG2 such as our focus on Sustainability, our passion for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and our fifty-year anniversary celebration. We promote MG2 culture firmwide and within each of our offices through bi-weekly all-office meals, monthly recognition, happy hours, summer events, and an end of year Holiday Party to celebrate our accomplishments. People make the place at MG2 – Join our growing firm today!

Role Introduction 

The Senior Project Designer will lead teams and clients in a variety of project types for our Community Environments (CE) and Client Programs (CP)  Markets. The Senior Project Designer will work in multi-disciplinary teams, leading and soliciting contributions from all levels of expertise. In this role, you should inspire design thinking and technical excellence, serving as a role model and leader for other team members. Project types may include mixed-use commercial, industrial buildings, big box retail, and interiors.

What your day will look like:

Working closely with CE and CP Design Leadership and Principal-In-Charge, the Senior Project Designer will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead clients and team through the entire process of Concept, Schematic, and Design Development
  • Lead project design intent and goals for successful implementation
  • Lead and collaborate with project design team, including consultants
  • Partner with Principals in developing and leading design presentations for clients and government authorities, including connecting retail principals to consumer behaviors and business objectives
  • Work closely with CE and CP Design Leadership and other Senior Project Designers
  • Mentor junior staff, and contribute to office and market design culture 
  • Support marketing and business development activities

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • Architectural licensure is preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in design of mixed-use commercial projects, including multifamily, industrial buildings, big box retail, and interiors
  • Proven experience in the Unites States and/or internationally
  • Ability to express concept via computer-generated visuals and hand-sketching
  • Strong conceptual and schematic design skills
  • Strong verbal presentation skills and proven ability to sell ideas
  • Proficient in 2D/3D software, including Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion/Enscape, Adobe Suite products, Office Suite products
  • Experience (or related experience) in jurisdictional planning approvals, entitlements and research, presentations, site planning, and design experience
  • Skilled at building material research, implementation, and sustainability 
  • Flexibility to support multiple teams of different project types
  • Exhibits MG2 Practice Values of Integrated Approach, Design Excellence, Social Responsibility, Leadership, and Results.

MG2 Benefits & Salary

MG2 offers competitive benefits that support our employees in their life and career. This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to:

  • Employer provided employee healthcare plan and reduced cost premium plans, life insurance, and short and long-term disability coverage
  • Paid Time Off, 9 paid Holidays, and an additional Floating Holiday
  • Employer sponsored Family Planning Program and employer Paid Parental Leave
  • Learning & Career Development opportunities
  • Employee Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
  • Participation in a 401K program including eligible company match percentage, after waiting period

…and many other additional voluntary benefits!

National Salary Ranges: 

  • Senior Associate 1 (Minimum 20 years of Architecture experience, domestic experience preferred): $97,700 – $158,800
  • Associate Principal (Minimum 15 years of Architecture experience, domestic experience preferred): $135,000 – $179,500

If position is eligible for remote status, ranges may be adjusted. Acknowledging the time employees typically spend in the role, compensation is dependent on applicable years of experience and skillset.  

About MG2

Continually recognized as one of the “Best 100 Companies to Work For” by Business Magazine, MG2 has been delivering award-winning projects 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, interior design, brand strategy, and program consulting services. At MG2 our greatest strength lies in our people, our partnerships, and our commitment to helping them succeed. We seek world-class talent to deliver integrated, tailored solutions that advance our clients’ enterprise and provide our staff with outstanding career growth experiences that elevate these opportunities.

MG2 whole-heartedly embraces diversity, actively seek out Diverse talent that enrichens our work and our culture. Our differences, unique perspectives, and elevation of every voice and idea not only makes us stronger but are absolutely essential to designing and building truly inclusive and equitable experiences and spaces for everyone.