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 hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, education, residential, and commercial projects. Mason has also worked as a UN Consultant on the Project Management of Capital Expenditures Projects in Malawi, Central Africa, and has also worked in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, China, Ireland, and the UK, as well as throughout the United States.
Mason's projects include Master Planning of the DreamWorks Campus, Sony Picture Campus Master Plan, Loyola Marymount University Campus Master Plan (as well as the William H. Hannon Library, the Life Sciences Building, the Von der Ahe Student Center, the School of Film and Television and Student Replacement Housing), while notable Los Angeles projects include the Four Seasons Hotel, Bacara Resort and Spa Santa Barbara, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Regent Beverly Wilshire, Loews Hotel Santa Monica, Malibu Beach Inn, Shore Hotel- Santa Monica; 17 Warner Bros./ Warner Music / Warner Records projects; Endeavor, William Morris, and Paradigm Talent Agencies; Culver Studios EIR and Master Plan Development; 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, Formosa Hollywood and Picture Shop, and Telepictures TV, as well as studio expansion for DreamWorks and Sony Imageworks. Mr. Mason has developed the “Intent of Design” Initial Guaranteed Maximum Price / IGMP method, a comprehensive, holistic project delivery method which he implemented for over 30 years and over 200 projects. He is a frequent speaker on this subject and has been a guest lecturer on Harvard GSD Project Management Executive Program since 2010.
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 edit/ 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 Management from South Bank University, a Master's degree in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, 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 of Architecture and Planning/UCL, London.