Mason Waldo IIDA

B. Science in Interior Design, 2002, University of Cincinnati

Mason Waldo brings a refined sense of design to the project, as well as an understanding of color, texture, finishes and light. Mason works closely with architects and consultants throughout the course of a project. Mason develops the color and material palettes for most projects at Annette Miller Architects.

An NCIDQ certificate holder, Mason is focused on creating rich environments that meet our clients’ creative, functional and budgetary goals. His work experience includes more than 10 years with Annette Miller Architects where he has been responsible for a full spectrum of duties from preliminary programming to design to contract administration. Mason’s knowledge of contract finishes allows him to make educated evaluations, effectively balancing the unique issues associated with each project. He also has substantial experience in design of flexible and student-focused spaces.

Notable Projects

Interior Design
Wright State University, Neurosciences Engineering Collaboration Building
Wright State University, Student Success Center
The Ohio State University, Smith Lab Study Space
Miami University, Upham Hall Renovation
The Ohio State University, Journalism Building Renovations


What do you want people to think / feel / see / experience when entering a space you have designed?
My goal is for people to see something new each time they use the space. I design layers of depth into each project, some meant to be experienced from a distance while others are more intimately scaled. These levels of detail add interest and make spaces more engaging.

Where is your favorite place in Dayton?
My favorite place in Dayton is the Urban Krag, a climbing gym in the Oregon District. An historic church slated for demolition was carefully restored and transformed into a space that i appreciate as much for its earlier function as its current one. The experience of climbing up to the rafters, through light filtering through the original stained glass windows is a remarkable one.