Announcements:

In Support of Refugees and Immigration

Given the recent events regarding immigration, ELS has made a donation to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to support their efforts in providing critical services for refugees coming to the US and assist with the current crisis caused by Friday's executive order. We place a high value on our staff's diversity here at ELS. We appreciate everyone's strengths and talents… more

In Support of Refugees and Immigration

January 30th, 2017
Given the recent events regarding immigration, ELS has made a donation to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to support their efforts in providing critical services for refugees coming to the US and assist with the current crisis caused by Friday's executive order. We place a high value on our staff's diversity here at ELS. We appreciate everyone's strengths and talents[...] more

Stonestown Family YMCA Grand Reopening

December 8th, 2016
On November 19, 2016, we celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Stonestown Family YMCA in San Francisco. The facility has served the neighborhood for over 60 years, and the renovation allows the Y to accommodate the changing needs of the community. The renovation included an upgraded reception area, new exercise studio and new gym equipment. As Josh Leonard, Executive Director of[...] more

ELS Celebrates David Petta’s Career

November 21st, 2016 |
On November 10, 2016, ELS family and friends celebrated David Petta's 36-year career with a surprise retirement party at Dona Tomas in Oakland. Since joining ELS in 1980, David has worked on most of ELS’s education, recreational and wellness projects. He has sought out opportunities to create interactive social environments in a diverse, sustainable urban context. His specific areas of… more

ELS Celebrates David Petta’s Career

November 21st, 2016
On November 10, 2016, ELS family and friends celebrated David Petta's 36-year career with a surprise retirement party at Dona Tomas in Oakland. Since joining ELS in 1980, David has worked on most of ELS’s education, recreational and wellness projects. He has sought out opportunities to create interactive social environments in a diverse, sustainable urban context. His specific areas of[...] more

Geno Yun Returns to ELS as Principal to Lead the Retail and Mixed-Use Portfolio

September 27th, 2016
ELS is excited to announce that Geno Yun, AIA, LEED AP has joined ELS as principal, leading our retail and mixed-use portfolio. Geno has more than 30 years of experience as an architect and has worked extensively on mixed-use and retail center design and planning, drawing on urban place-making principles to create public areas that encourage people to gather, socialize, and shop.[...] more

ELS Matching Pledges during KQED Radio’s September Challenge Grant

September 12th, 2016
Supporting public radio in our community, ELS will match pledges during KQED Public Radio’s Pledge Challenge Grant that begins today through September 23rd. For every pledge to KQED, ELS will give a matching pledge, up to a total of $1000, during each of the following two Morning Drive breaks on Tuesday, September 13th at approximately 7:50 am, and Thursday, September 15th at approximately 7:20 am. Listen for us on[...] more

ELS named among 2016 ARCHITECT 50!

September 7th, 2016 |
ELS is excited to be listed among the 2016 Architect 50, ARCHITECT magazine's Top 50 firms in the nation! The program looks at how firms throughout the country compare across a broad range of categories, from design to sustainability, to business. We are honored to be among the list for a fourth consecutive year, and would like to thank our clients, colleagues, and staff… more

ELS named among 2016 ARCHITECT 50!

September 7th, 2016
ELS is excited to be listed among the 2016 Architect 50, ARCHITECT magazine's Top 50 firms in the nation! The program looks at how firms throughout the country compare across a broad range of categories, from design to sustainability, to business. We are honored to be among the list for a fourth consecutive year, and would like to thank our clients, colleagues, and staff[...] more

New Legends Aquatic Center is scheduled to open in September for Cal swim teams

August 29th, 2016 |
The new Legends Aquatic Center at UC Berkeley is scheduled to open in late September, and on Friday, August 26, 2016, water was filled into the 50-meter pool. The new facility, designed by ELS, will be used solely by Cal’s intercollegiate aquatics teams for athletic training. Link:KRON 4 VIDEO: New aquatics center to open in September for UC Berkeley swimmers more

New Legends Aquatic Center is scheduled to open in September for Cal swim teams

August 29th, 2016
The new Legends Aquatic Center at UC Berkeley is scheduled to open in late September, and on Friday, August 26, 2016, water was filled into the 50-meter pool. The new facility, designed by ELS, will be used solely by Cal’s intercollegiate aquatics teams for athletic training. Link:KRON 4 VIDEO: New aquatics center to open in September for UC Berkeley swimmers more

ELS Named among 2016 Top 300 Architecture Firms!

August 3rd, 2016
ELS is excited to be listed among the Top 300 Architecture Firms, published in the August 2016 issue of Architectural Record! Firms are ranked by revenue for architectural services performed in 2015. We are honored to be part of the list for a third consecutive year, and would like to thank our clients, staff and colleagues for their support! Link: Top[...] more

ELS named among Top Workplaces!

July 25th, 2016
ELS has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Bay Area News Group. The Top Workplaces lists are based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection. We are honored to have been selected for the award, particularly as the judges were[...] more

New Director of Mixed-Use Practice Joins ELS

June 22nd, 2016
ELS Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to welcome David Masenten, AIA, LEED AP BD+C as our new Director of Mixed-Use Practice. David brings over 15 years of experience and management to ELS’ growing mixed-use portfolio. His strong background in urban design and experience with a wide range of project types fit in well with a diverse ELS portfolio that emphasizes[...] more

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