Mason Kirby graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Urban Studies in 1994 and began practicing architecture after receiving a master’s degree from Yale’s School of Architecture in 1998. He has completed projects for Crystal Dynamics, Institute for One World Health, Microsoft (Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus), Philips Semiconductor, Vizeum, and numerous private residences in California and abroad.
Mason served as an executive member of the Board of Directors for the Columbia College Alumni Association, is a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional and has previously served as an advisory member of the State Agency Environmental Task Force for Washington State. He has collaborated with the University of San Francisco’s Gellert Foundation Family Business Center and the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects to publish a monograph on contemporary live/work enterprise housing solutions. Mason has served as a member of the Architecture Faculty at University of San Francisco, and served as a Senior Board Advisor for Scholarship and Grant Making to Plant Now.