Mason White

Mason White is an architect, writer, and educator based in Toronto, Canada. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. He received a BArch from Virginia Tech and MArch II from Harvard Graduate School of Design. White is a founding partner of Lateral Office in 2003 with Lola Sheppard, and a founding director of InfraNet Lab, launched in 2008. Recent research pursues questions of the role of infrastructure and networks within contemporary spatial practice. White’s design research exists at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. It is often situated within sites where the systems and codes that determine these environments must be uncovered and reconsidered. Lateral Office has won or been shortlisted for competitions internationally, most recently the WPA 2.0 competition (2009) and Pamphlet Architecture 30 (2009), a publication forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press (2010). Lateral Office is the recipient of the 2010-11 Professional Prix de Rome from the Canada Council for the Arts; Young Architects Award (2005) from the Architectural League of New York; and the Lefevre Fellow (2004) from Ohio State University. Mason is an Arthur Wheelwright Fellow (2009) from Harvard GSD. At InfraNet Lab, he is a curator of HYDROCity: Hydrology and Urbanism (2009-10) and a co-editor of Bracket 1 (Actar, 2010).