Director Profile

Phil Mason has been involved in architecture since 1974, working in both New Zealand and Australia. He has worked on virtually every type of building – airport terminals, schools, defence buildings, service stations, shopping centres and a wide variety of residential projects. This has given him a complete understanding of nearly every aspect of the building industry.

He has been self employed since 1994 and traded as Phil Mason Consultants Limited since 2002.

Phil’s father Lawrie ran an Architectural practice, L. A. Mason and Associates on the North Shore for 44 years. Based in Milford, the practice was responsible for the design of many well known buildings, including the Milford Marina and Thunderbird Taverns (both now demolished).  Lawrie Mason was one of the founding members of Architectural Designers New Zealand.


ADNZ is the national body representing self employed architectural designers in New Zealand. Phil Mason has been a member since 1997 and is now a professional member and currently Auckland / Northland vice chairman and secretary. The organisation runs professional development seminars on a regular basis. Members are required to attend a minimum number of these seminars each year to ensure their skills are kept up to date.


The licensed building Practitioner Scheme was initiated by the government in response to the leaky building syndrome. In March 2012 it became mandatory for architectural designers to obtain a licence in order to design restricted building work.

Phil Mason is licensed building practitioner no. BP108263.