Glenn E. Mason, AIA, is the principal-in-charge for many of the projects undertaken by the firm and also acts as project architect for individual projects. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Glenn received a M. Arch. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1974 and then returned to Honolulu, where he has worked for 38 years in the preservation of historic buildings and new construction. A past president of the AIA Honolulu (1991) and the AIA Hawaii State Council (1996-7), Glenn currently serves on several other not-for-profit boards. From 1984 to 1997 Glenn was a principal in Spencer Mason Architects. He founded MAI in 1998.
John D. Fullmer, AIA, is a 1989 graduate of the University of Hawai‘i’s School of Architecture and joined MAI’s predecessor, Spencer Mason Architects, in 1992. He was present at the creation of Mason Architects in 1998 and was named a partner in 2004. John specializes in the design and management of large complex projects, such as the new construction or renovation of large military buildings for the Army and the Navy and new housing developments on O‘ahu, Maui, and the Island of Hawai‘i. He is a past president of the AIA Honolulu (2003), a past member of the Construction Specifications Institute board (2005-6),and a past president of the AIA Hawaii State Council (2007-10) and still actively involved with the council.
Marianne Cooper, AIA, LEED AP, a native of Sweden, was an art student in Stockholm before coming to Hawaii to attend the UH School of Architecture in the mid 1980s. After graduating with a B.Arch. in 1988, she worked for four years in the design of resort, commercial, and marina projects. Wanting to spend time with her young children, she then formed her own company and for six years worked as an independent contractor for Wimberly Allison & Tong, Architects Hawaii, and MAI, among others, until Glenn Mason persuaded her to come back to work full-time for MAI. Marianne specializes in custom residential design, where her skills as an artist are reflected in the pen, pencil, and water color renderings she prepares as a conceptual part of her designs. Marianne became a partner in 2004 and received her LEED Accreditation in 2006.
Barbara Sannino Shideler, AIA, has 24 years of experience in historic architecture and architectural history. She has designed the restoration and renovation of several significant historic buildings and residences in Hawaii and has written design guidelines for historic areas to protect the existing resources and ensure that new buildings are constructed in a complementary style. She has prepared Historic Structures Reports, Existing Condition Analyses, and HABS/HAER documentation for historic buildings, bridges, and roadways. Barbara has worked with MAI since it began in 1998, and with its predecessor, Spencer Mason Architects, from 1989 through 1997. She became a partner in the firm in 2009. She received a B.Arch. in 1988 and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation in 1993 from the University of Hawai‘i.
Katie Stephens, AIA, has over 20 years of experience in architecture, preservation and restoration. She has designed several buildings for the National Park Service on culturally and/or environmentally sensitive sites and she planned the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic buildings on O‘ahu and the Island of Hawai‘i. She has also written historic architectural surveys and management plans for historic buildings at military installations in Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific. Katie received a B.S. Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1988, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation (1991) and a M.Arch. (1992) from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. She joined Spencer Mason Architects in 1992 and has worked with MAI since it was founded in 1998. Katie also enjoys running, hiking, and racing outrigger and sailing canoes.
Joy Davidson, AIA, focuses on the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings, both residential and non-residential, on Air Force and Navy installations. She also prepares Historic Structure Reports and serves as the historical architect on projects to establish and implement historic preservation requirements into their design. She received a B.S. from Florida State University in 1989, and in 2002, after earning an Arch.D. and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Hawai‘i, she joined the firm. She served on the board of directors for AIA Honolulu (2007 - 2010), co-chaired its Canstruction competition in 2007 and currently chairs the Historic Resources Committee. Joy also volunteered as an advisor in the reconstruction of New Orleans’ historic homes after Hurricane Katrina.
Angela Thompson, AIA, has 16 years of experience in architecture and restoration. She has worked on a wide variety of projects encompassing the restoration/renovation of historically significant buildings and new construction. She has also completed studies of historic resources on military installations and authored existing conditions reports and evaluations of buildings of historic significance. Her responsibilities have included the preparation of construction documents, research, and report writing. Angela received a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1991 and a M.Arch. and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1996. She has worked with the firm since 1999.
Warren Lau is a Project Manager and Senior CADD Technician. He received an A.A. in Architectural Drafting Technology from Honolulu Community College in 1987. Warren worked with Spencer Mason Architects from 1987 to 1998, and then joined MAI in 2005. He specializes in the project management of new construction and renovation of existing buildings. He has completed many projects for the National Park Service, the Navy, and civilian clients.
Research Section Director
Robert Ching-heui Kuo, AIA, came to Honolulu in 2003 to research southeast China’s Hakka mud houses, earning an Arch.D. at the University of Hawaii in 2005. He joined MAI that year and currently works on a variety of projects in new construction and the renovation of existing buildings. Robert has practiced architecture in Taiwan and the United States for over 30 years. He received a B. Arch. from Feng-chia University in Taichung, Taiwan in 1975, and a M.Arch. from Washington University in 1984.
Polly Cosson Tice, Research Section Director has 16 years of experience working with architectural and interior design firms in New York and Honolulu. Her responsibilities have included project management, historic preservation, interior design, and public relations. Working as an architectural historian with MAI since 2003, she has extensive experience in field and archival research; authoring historic contexts, architectural inventory surveys, HABS/HAER reports, as well as preservation and maintenance plans for residential and non-residential structures on military installations and at civilian sites in Hawaii. Polly manages MAI’s Research Section, which is responsible for the historic preservation and research projects within the company. She received a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in 2003.
Ann K. Yoklavich has more than 25 years of experience as an architectural historian, and has worked with Glenn Mason in this firm and its predecessor since 1987. During that time, she has been the principal researcher and author of historic resources survey reports, cultural resources management plans, architectural history reports, National Register nomination forms, architectural context studies, interpretive signage for historic resources, and other historic preservation studies. She has conducted field work and research throughout the state, as well as in Japan, Guam, Tinian, and Midway Atoll. She has prepared hundreds of Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) reports for federal and state agencies. Ann received a B.A. in Art History from Swarthmore College in 1976 and a M.S. in Architectural Studies, with a concentration in Historic Preservation, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987.
Historians, Interns, DraftspersonS & Administrators
Dee Ruzicka joined Mason Architects as an architectural historian in 2001. He received a B.A. in American History from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa in 1996, a M. A., American Studies in 1999, and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation in 1999.
Lesleigh Jones joined MAI as an architectural historian in 2009. After serving as an aerospace ground equipment mechanic for the Air Force in New Mexico and Turkey (1998-2003) she earned a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation (2005) and a M.A. in American Studies (2010) from the University of Hawaii, and is currently completing a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas, focusing her studies on preservation of Turkish cultural resources. She conducts archival research, analyzes and photographs historic structures, develops management guidelines, and writes HABS reports, architectural inventory surveys, and treatment plans.
Christian Hastings, Associate AIA, is an Intern Architect and Associate AIA member. Born and raised on the Big Island, Christian received a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management at BYU-Hawai‘i in 2003 before studying architecture at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego. He graduated from NSAD with a M.Arch. in 2007 and joined MAI later that same year. In his own words, "When I’m not at the computer or measuring something, I try to be in the water surfing."
Melanie B.Y. Wong, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, Associate AIA, returns to MAI as an Intern Architect. Having recently worked as a physical planner for PBR HAWAII and Associates, Inc. where she utilized her skills and interests in community based design on projects such as Anahola Town Center Community Based Master Plan and Kapiolani Community College Long Range Development Plan. She earned a Doctor of Architecture (D.Arch) and received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal from the University of Hawaii Manoa in 2008. Melanie is a member of the USGBC Hawaii Chapter and AIA Honolulu and is registered in NCARB’s IDP program as she works towards licensure in the State of Hawaii.
LEED Green Associate, CDT, Associate AIA
Kris Powers, LEED Green Associate, CDT, Associate AIA, joined MAI in 2012 after completing three years of volunteer service in the U.S. Peace Corps where she taught Architectural Draftsmanship at Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) in West Africa. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) in 2004 and a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) in 2007 from Virginia Tech where she focused her studies on Green Design. Kris is working toward her LEED AP BD+C and architecture licensure in the State of Hawaii. New to Hawaii, Kris enjoys spending her free time exploring O’ahu, especially swimming at new beaches and hiking through the mountains.
Ming-Yi Wong, returns to Mason Architects after several years of graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. She has a M. Arch. and a post-baccalaureate in Glass. Ms. Wong also holds a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and a B. S. in Architecture from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She previously worked at MAI from 2003 -2007. She is now working toward architecture licensure in her home state of Hawaii.
Julian Pham earned his Bachelor of Architectural Design in 2002 from the College of Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He worked in the fields of architecture, furniture, and interior design in Vietnam before joining MAI in 2006 as an intern architect and draftsperson. He produces construction drawings in AutoCad and Revit. In his spare time, Julian likes hiking and swimming in the ocean.
Evelyn Cabradilla is a Senior CADD Technician with over 20 years of experience. She was in the Architectural Drafting Technology program at Leeward and Honolulu Community Colleges and joined the firm in 2002. Evelyn works with project managers to put together working drawing sets, using AutoCAD and Revit. She also trouble shoots computer problems in the office and is the liaison with the IT supplier. "A Marathon Maniac," Evelyn runs several road and trail races a year including marathons.
Rosanne Roman joined MAI in 1998 as the office manager. Rosanne handles the phone, billings, payroll and other administration duties. On her days off, she can be found sitting in front of the T.V.
Shannon C. Hines, LEED AP O+M joined MAI in 2011 as marketing administrator. She maintains the web page, provides assistance on various projects, has a passion for reuse and shuts off lights in empty rooms around the office. Born in Massachusetts, Shannon attended Boston University receiving a B.S. in Photojournalism and is a faithful Boston sports fan.