we think about design

MASON Architects is a San Francisco Bay Area boutique architecture firm specializing in high-end hospitality, residential, and mixed-use design and master-planning founded in 2014 by hospitality industry veteran Peter T. Mason AIA, BD+C, a former principal with Hill Glazier Architects and HKS Hill Glazier Studio.

Highly responsive personalized service is the Firm’s trademark.

PETER MASON AIA LEED, BD+C, PRINCIPAL

Peter Mason has 35+ years’ experience leading the master planning, design and construction process of some of the world’s most successful 5-star hotel, resort and associated residential and retail projects. His extensive personal architectural portfolio includes more than 150 hospitality projects world-wide, both new built and renovations, and several $billion in construction.

Peter’s 15 years of community service to the Town of Woodside CA, includes serving as Chair of the Town’s Architecture & Site Review Board, 10 years as a member of the Town Council, and a term as Mayor. His public service has given him a strong grasp of the requirements for successfully expediting projects through the planning, design approval and public hearing process.

Peter has a deep understanding of how a project can be designed to achieve a Client’s operational and financial goals and has a long international track record of successfully managing teams of consultants to deliver complex building projects on time and within budget.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

DESIGN

Whether for a ground-up project, a renovation, an addition, or an adaptive reuse, the Firm’s design is always influenced by the project site, its locale and culture; by the desire to create and honor unique, special and memorable places.

In addition to engaging the creative traditions of the design discipline, valuing the qualities of light and atmosphere, and searching for distinctive materials, the team is inspired by the interconnected worlds of architecture, art, and technology.

a seasoned & experienced team

EXPERIENCE + EXPERTISE

We have a talented and efficient design team, many of whom have worked together with Peter Mason for years, and who have repeatedly created award-winning designs. The Firm schedules projects so that clients receive a high degree of principal and senior staff involvement and expertise throughout the design and development process.

A commitment to collaboration and Follow Through

METHOD + APPROACH

Peter Mason and his team practice a constant dedication to detail and follow through, and have a track record of successful implementation of domestic and international projects on time and within budget.  The team takes a collaborative approach.  Experience has shown that the most cohesive and compelling design springs from a commitment to collaboration and a shared vision between the architect, the interior designer, the landscape architect and the Client.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability and environmental responsibility are increasingly part of today’s decision making process.  As a LEED certified architect Peter Mason strives to include sustainable building practices and materials in all his projects, and the Firm uses a best practices approach in an effort to minimize a project’s footprint.  Peter is also a strong proponent of contextual community design and historic preservation. He successfully renovated the Biltmore Santa Barbara, a classic Reginald Johnson Spanish Colonial, and MASON Architects has recently been involved in additions to the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego CA.