Anthony Mason is the founding principal of AMA Project Management, an independent nine-person firm established in 1984 in Los Angeles whose primary focus is the project management of high-end, complex commercial projects. Mason worked as a UN Consultant on the project management of Capital Expenditures Projects in Malawi, Central Africa, and has worked in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Macao, and the UK, as well as throughout the United States.
Mason's projects include master planning of the DreamWorks Campus, Sony Picture Campus, Loyola Marymount University Campus, while notable Los Angeles projects include the Four Seasons Hotel, Bacara Resort and Spa, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Regent Beverly Wilshire, Loews Hotel, several Warner Bros./ Warner Music / Warner Records projects, Endeavor and William Morris Talent Agencies and numerous OSHPD projects for Kaiser Permanente and the Jewish Homes for the Aging. Other projects include postproduction facilities for Four Media/Liberty Media/Ascent Media, Telepictures TV Studio and animation studios for DreamWorks, Warner Bros., and Sony Imageworks. Mr. Mason has developed the Initial Guaranteed Maximum Price / IGMP method, a comprehensive, holistic project delivery method which he implemented for over 25 years and over 200 projects. He is a frequent speaker on this subject and was a guest lecturer on Harvard GSD Project Management courses.
Mason believes the solution to specific industry and project delivery problems is not to reorganize/refocus the traditional team and its traditional process but to restructure the processes and practices, and to develop procedures that effectively align the profession's work practices procedures and roles needed. Mr. Mason holds a bachelor's degree in construction, a master's degree in architecture, and was elected to Fellowships in the Royals Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Institute of Management. He also was a tenured faculty member at Westminster University and taught at Bartlett School or Architecture and Planning/UCL, London.