Phillip Gaskin Joins ZAPATADecember 1, 2022
Steven Hughes, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Joins ZAPATAApril 4, 2023
ZAPATA is delighted to welcome licensed architect Mason Hicks, AIA. The architect-designer has 25 years of experience performing full design services for new and renovated facilities, including military installations, warehouses, fueling yard/tank farms, runways and taxiways, medical centers, housing, and operations and administrative buildings. Mr. Hicks received a double-major bachelor’s degree (Design and Construction Science/Management) from Clemson University’s College of Architecture.
Early in his career, Mr. Hicks worked for architecture firms based in Atlanta, GA; later he spent close to a decade working in France providing designs for a company specializing in high-speed rail development and rail transportation. Additional transportation industry work includes airport redevelopment and expansions/renovations, including programming design charrettes and facility planning for fueling operations for the US Air Force to replace existing facilities.
Mr. Hicks also has extensive experience in urban planning and design; for example, he was the project architect for the Hearst Tower (now, Truist Tower), located in downtown Charlotte, NC.
At ZAPATA, Mr. Hicks will continue to lead multi-disciplined design teams and perform design charrettes, life safety analyses, ADA/ABA compliance, and constructability reviews, and incorporates these requirements and sustainable principles into his designs—from conceptual to final (100%) design.
Welcome to ZAPATA, Mason!
ZAPATA® is a full-service architect-engineering (A-E) firm and Department of Defense (DoD) contractor founded in 1991. Our diverse team of professionals collaborates with clients to provide sustainable and resilient solutions to complex challenges. We are a small business and trusted partner with proven experience to provide comprehensive facility, infrastructure, and security design services. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.