Duane Mass, founder and president of Mass Architects, started his career with several of the largest practices in the region. During his time with these offices he was able to work on projects valued at $250 million and had the opportunity to work on several continents all in the pursuit of expanding his architectural prowess.
In 1994 he started the offices of Mass Architects with a passion and determination to provide the service and attention to detail he felt was necessary to provide the client with the best possible solution for their unique projects. His passion for the built environment remains as palpable today as when he started the practice over 20 years ago.
He is the resident historic preservation architect within the office and has worked on several HP projects that have gone on to win awards. His current title as the Oklahoma State Capitol Architect and Curator has led to his most recent task of working to get the State’s Capitol restored. This project has been in the works for the past 7 years and culminated in a $120 million program to completely restore the stately offices of our state government that was passed as HB1910 in 2013.
Duane is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is a Registered Architect as well as licensed in 6 states and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University. During his time at OSU he was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal for merit in architecture. He has gone on to win multiple awards and was named the 2013 Architect of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association