Michael Mason earned a Masters in Architecture from Tulane University in 1975 and continued post-graduate studies in Europe, Scandinavia, and North Africa. After practicing years in the Rocky Mountains, he returned to New Orleans to work on the 1984 World's Fair: Louisiana's World Exposition. Positioned as Point Architect of the Aquarium of the Americas to Project Architect of Loyola Law School's Library, Michael administered major hotels, churches, libraries and master planning projects in Southern Louisiana until the town of Mansfield requested his expertise to revitalize its city center. This included the restoration of the 1911 Desoto Parish Courthouse and the construction of five buildings surrounding Annex Square. Following this seven year project, Michael has directed the construction of eight university union buildings, and continues to design and build residential projects from Red River, NM to Diamondhead, MS.