Announcements:

College of Marin Awards ELS and Blach Construction Company new Miwok Center Design-Build Contract

August 16th, 2017
    NOVATO, CA—August 7, 2017—At its monthly meeting on July 18, the College of Marin (COM) Board of Trustees unanimously awarded the partnership of ELS Architecture and Urban Design (ELS) Blach Construction Company (Blach) with a $24.1 million design-build project at its Indian Valley Campus. The new, long-awaited Miwok Center will support wellness, kinesiology, aquatics, and athletics programs for[...] more

Mark Schatz Joins ELS as Principal

July 24th, 2017
ELS is excited to announce that Mark Schatz, FAIA, has joined ELS as principal. Mark has more than 32 years practicing architecture in San Francisco, most recently as a principal with Field Paoli. He has focused his career on community design projects, including more than 50 libraries, community centers, recreation centers, and other neighborhood facilities, most of them in the Bay[...] more

ELS Named among 2017 Top 300 Architecture Firms!

July 19th, 2017
ELS is excited to be listed among the Top 300 Architecture Firms, published in the August 2017 issue of Architectural Record! Firms are ranked by revenue for architectural services performed in 2016. We are honored to be part of the list for a fourth consecutive year, and would like to thank our clients, staff and colleagues for their support! Link: Top 300 Architecture[...] more

Maureen Boyer Joins ELS as Associate Principal/Director of Retail

May 16th, 2017
ELS is excited to announce that Maureen Boyer, AIA, has joined ELS as associate principal and director of retail. Maureen has more than 30 years of professional experience and has worked internationally on a variety of commercial retail projects. For the past 18 years, she has been a firm-wide leader at Gensler, where she cofounded the retail center practice area and[...] more

ELS Certified by Great Place to Work!

April 11th, 2017
ELS has been certified as a 2017 great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work. We are honored to earn this credential based on extensive ratings provided by our employees in anonymous surveys. “According to our study, 89 percent of ELS Architecture and Urban Design employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of[...] more

Dana Grant Competing in Arena Pro Swim Series

April 6th, 2017
ELS'er and 5-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Dana Grant, will compete in the Arena Pro Swim Series at 26 weeks pregnant. Go Dana!! Links: Olympic Gold Medalist and UC Berkeley Grad Dana Vollmer to Race while Pregnant [ABC 7 News] Vollmer swimming six months pregnant [ESPN] more

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

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