ELS is always looking for exceptional talent. We are dedicated to design excellence utilizing sustainable technologies and practices. 

Our award-winning portfolio includes projects in Sports and Recreation, Arts and Entertainment, Historic Renovation, and Retail and Mixed-Use.

Community Resource Projects

Municipal, Non-Profit, Private K12 Education
$5-15MM Construction Cost

Mixed-Use Projects

Retail/Residential/Commercial Office/Hospitality
$50-100MM Construction Cost

Municipal Community and Recreation Projects

$50-90MM Construction Costs

With our main office in Downtown Berkeley, we are one of the largest architectural and planning firms in the East Bay. At ELS, you will be surrounded by creative and talented people who are dedicated and passionate about the work they do, while also finding the time to offer guidance and support to their colleagues. We are honored to be the first organization in California to be named a JUST 2.0 organization; the JUST label represents our commitment to social equity, transparency, and diversity.

ELS is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive benefits package. Our office is located in vibrant downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus. ELS is an Alameda-certified green business, and many of our staff bike to work.

Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format) to: or mail to:
ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Attn: Human Resources