February 25, 2020
After 17 years of continued success in Chicago, David Mason + Associates has found our new home at 333 S. Desplaines Street in the West Loop Gate neighborhood. Located within walking distance of Union Station, Oglivie Transportation Center, Greektown, and the future BMO Harris Tower, we are excited to be in one of Chicago’s iconic historic neighborhoods and near yet another landmark office tower as we begin the next chapter in our Chicago story. Operating on an “all oars in the water” approach, DMA’s passion for engineering and infrastructure design continues to blow Windy City strong.
“We are thrilled with the final result of the new David Mason + Associates’ office – not only because the space is beautiful, but more importantly because I feel it’s a true reflection of DMA’s vision for their staff and office culture. It was a pleasure to work with the DMA team to create a space that fully addresses their functional requirements while taking full advantage of the space’s volume and infrastructure to create a bright, open, and inspiring environment for their team.” ~ Dani Fitzgerald, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, ID+C – Principal, Fitzgerald APD
Acquired in May 2019, the historic loft space underwent a full demolition and once exposed, the existing brick walls, wood ceilings, concrete beams, and overhead utilities provided a blank canvas for an amazing architectural transformation. Led by Dani Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Architecture Planning Design, our design team envisioned an interior aesthetic that offers clean lines and functionality that floods natural light from the floor to ceiling windows to all of our open workstations and glass offices. The color palette and interior finishes include natural earth tones and cool grays with teal and red accents, reflecting DMA’s recent brand refresh.
Completed in November 2019, our team has created a modern industrial loft with meeting and gathering spaces that have re-invigorated our staff and encourage collaboration and community that we feel is critical to our mission. Our new home is a sophisticated nod to the City’s rich architectural history, the daring practicality of infrastructure engineering, and our strong commitment to Chicago.
“This new space gives us a fresh start at an exciting time. We are successful because of our people and our on-going work and new opportunities will allow us to grow our team and add capabilities that will lead us into the future.” ~ Tom Kracun, PE – Vice President
At DMA, we are energized by the challenge of our work and inspired by our people. As we continue to grow our civil and structural engineering groups and expand our services in Chicago, we are confident that our new home will allow us to discover new challenges, grow new relationships, and maximize our potential in 2020 and beyond.
David Mason + Associates has proudly served the AEC industry for over three decades. As a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) we believe in making a difference and creating opportunities to participate in this important work. DMA Chicago is excited to use this new office to push the boundaries of the AEC industry and realize the creative vision outlined by David Mason more than 30 years ago.