ELS Welcomes Two Additional Design Directors and a Director of Interior Architecture

by: Emily Wheeler | December 18, 2017

ELS Architecture and Urban Design has promoted Anthony Grand, and Kenneth Loretto to design directors, and William Gordon to director of interior architecture.

We are pleased to recognize the tremendous contributions these individuals have made to ELS. These promotions honor the exceptional design talents and leadership capabilities they have brought the firm over the past several decades.

We thank and recognize these individuals for their commitment to thoughtful design, project leadership, and dedication to nurturing strong relationships.

Anthony Grand, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Design Director

Anthony joined ELS in 1988. He has had a primary design role on numerous civic, community, recreation, theater, education, mixed-use, and urban design projects. His experience and talent in conceptual design and presentation graphics are extensive and have been instrumental in financing, leasing, and securing approvals for many of ELS’s projects. An accomplished illustrator, Anthony has received seven awards of excellence from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), and his work has been exhibited in ASAI’s Architecture in Perspective juried exhibition of architectural illustrations. Anthony received a bachelor of architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kenneth M. Loretto, AIA, LEED GA, Design Director

Ken joined ELS in 1999. He has had a primary design role on large retail and mixed-use projects including Stonestown Mall in San Francisco, California; Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada; NewPark Mall in Newark, California; and Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California. His projects also include the Tucson Mall and Park Place renovations and expansions in Tucson, Arizona; NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles; and the Eastridge Center renovation in San Jose. Ken received a bachelor of fine arts from Brigham Young University and a master of architecture from California Polytechnic State University in Pomona.

William Gordon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Interior Architecture

William Gordon joined ELS as a designer in 1998 and has worked on a wide variety of retail, mixed-use, entertainment, aquatics, recreational, and educational projects. His recent work includes the Hillsdale Shopping Center Customer Service and Conference Center in San Mateo, California, and the Downtown Berkeley YMCA Men’s Locker Room and Mind Body Center in Berkeley, California. He is currently working on the Elk Grove Aquatics Center in Elk Grove, California, and the University of California, Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility Gender Inclusive Locker Room in Berkeley. He received a bachelor of science in art and design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.