Sacramento, CA—Introducing Jason Masty, Project Manager in our Sacramento Studio. Skilled at orchestrating teams and leading field operations, Jason’s project management and construction administration talents are valuable assets to the Studio W Team. Jason’s recent projects include the phased transformation of Winters High School, a new gymnasium for Round Valley Unified School District, South Sutter Charter School’s Learning Resource Center and the implementation of Paradise Unified School District’s Measure Y bond program and fire recovery projects. Learn more about Jason …

What is your hometown, or where do you live currently and what do you like about it?

I was born in Chicago but have been in California since I was 4 years old. We spent a few years in the Bay Area before settling in Sacramento when I was in elementary school. I really enjoy the Sacramento area and that there are so many vastly different things to see and do within a two-hour drive in any direction.

What is your favorite restaurant or food?

Chili John’s Chili, Pastys and anything Italian.

What is a typical weekend for you?

Lately it seems like mostly yard work, fixing things and grilling.

How did you find architecture?

As a kid I would draw the insides of things, sort of like the plans and sections in our drawings, just for fun.

What is a building or destination that inspires you and why?

The mountains. They’re pretty and they smell nice.

What is your most memorable project and why?

February 12, 2019 – We took the twin-turbo prop plane north from Sacramento to Round Valley Unified School District in Covelo, CA to conduct a construction bid opening for their new gymnasium. Covelo has a small airstrip at the edge of a small circular valley located in the mountains of Mendocino County. Due to the inclement weather that day, the pilot had to fly us under the clouds and above the mountaintops using the two-lane highway below into Covelo as a guide. It was a very exciting flight to say the least. Everything worked out fine, the number of take-offs equaled the number of landings and the gymnasium was built. I remember getting home that night and telling my family the stories of that day. I had no idea architecture could take me on such an adventure.

What is your favorite aspect of working at Studio W Architects?

I really enjoy overseeing our projects in construction where design and reality come together. I find the collaborative effort between the design and contractor teams to bring our clients’ vision to fruition to be very fulfilling.

What project have you worked on at Studio W Architects that made you grow the most professionally? Why?

My last project. And by last, I mean whatever I literally worked on last. I learn something new on every project even after 20 years of being mostly involved in the construction side of this business. Just when you think you’ve seen it all … surprise!