2022 AIA Large Firm Roundtable ARE Scholarship
Project Coordinator at Metro Transit
Savannah College of Art and Design (M.Arch)
University of Minnesota (B.S. Arch)
Kristin Mason has desired to become an architect since age seven. Though she didn’t have a familial connection to the profession growing up, she now draws inspiration from her late grandfather who was a brick mason by trade. “He built and owned the first Black motel in Huntsville, Alabama in 1959.”
Kristin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2007 and earned her MArch from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2021. In between her schooling, she pursued music full-time as a national recording artist.
Kristin’s architectural experience has mostly been in government. Currently, she is employed at Metro Transit as a Project Coordinator. A couple of passion projects have been addressing barriers with accessibility and Lactation Rooms at each of their support facilities, bringing them into compliance, and implementing new standards. Kristin also participates in conversations on racial equity at her workplace and is embracing her role in architecture as an advocate for those who need it.
Kristin is excited to reconnect with the architectural community in the Twin Cities and continue to advance her career and refine her architectural aesthetic. Her next goal is to become licensed!