Joy Cunningham

Joy Cunningham

Scholar since

Scholarship received
2022 AIA Large Firm Roundtable ARE Scholarship

Current occupation
Project Architect at MG2


Virginia Tech (B.Arch)

Fredericksburg, VA

Joy Noel Cunningham is a Project Architect who provides design and technical production leadership and support at MG2 for the Client Programs market. Joy has achieved success with well-established companies such as Costco and Target, to name a few.

Joy holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her undergraduate thesis project helped her realize her passion for designing buildings that leave lasting impressions on visitors and communities. She desires to transform and enhance surroundings and unify people of different ethnic backgrounds and demographics through her building design environments. Her thorough comprehension of green building principles and practice has earned her the LEED Green Associate credential. To reach her highest potential in her career, Joy is pursuing architectural licensure by completing NCARB experience hours and licensure exams.

Representation is essential to attract Black talent to the industry. Joy values the building of diverse collaborative environments, bringing powerful changes such as improving processes and business practices. She is an active member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the Black Lives Matter Coalition at MG2. She recently became a member of the DC Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Joy has landed coverage in web and social media outlets that feature the contributions of diverse professionals in the architecture and design industry, including America’s Hidden Gem and Beyond the Built Environment.