Announcing Our JUST Label
ELS is honored to have been named a JUST 2.0 organization by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
Stonestown Family YMCA: First WELL Certified Fitness Facility
On Tuesday, June 18th, the Stonestown Family YMCA officially became the first WELL-certified fitness facility in the world, recognizing the Y’s commitment to providing program facilities that en...
ELS promotes Kim-Van Truong and Sam Hitchon
ELS is pleased to announce Kim-Van Truong has been promoted to associate principal and Sam Hitchon has been promoted to associate.
Berkeley Mental Health Services Center Renovation Project Breaks Ground
ELS attended the City of Berkeley’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mental Health Services Center Renovation on March 21, 2019.
Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr., FAIA Named CED Dean’s Advisory Council Chair
ELS Architecture and Urban Design President and CEO Clarence D. Mamuyac Jr., FAIA, LEED AP BD+C was named the new chair of the College of Environmental Design’s Dean’s Advisory Council for...
College of Marin and Blach Construction Celebrate Groundbreaking of Miwok Aquatic and Fitness Center on Indian Valley Campus
Mills College Celebrates Grand Reopening of Lisser Hall
On September 28, 2018, Mills celebrated the grand reopening of Lisser Hall after a major, year-long renovation.
ELS Promotes Four to Senior Associate and Three to Associate
ELS is pleased to announce Am Amnuaydejkorn, Jim Stone, Kim-Van Truong, and Vince Taboada have been promoted to Senior Associate and Ben Wakelin, Lauren Wynveen, and Marc Chu have been promoted to Ass...
ELS Promotes Two to Principal and Five to Associate Principal
ELS is pleased to announce Gerald Navarro and Ryan Call have been promoted to principal. Anthony Grand, David Masenten, Kenneth Loretto, Susan Vutz, and William Gordon have been promoted to associate ...
Cañada College Kinesiology & Wellness Building Wins CCFC Award
Cañada College Kinesiology & Wellness Center was awarded the CCFC Professional Design Award of Merit for the Project In Design category.
ELS Architecture and Urban Design in Architectural Record’s Top 300
ELS is honored to once again be listed in Architectural Record’s Top 300 Architecture Firms in the United States.
Mamuyac Presents at ULI Urban Plan Summit
Teachers from across the U.S. and Canada attended the event, held at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center Design Approved!
This Monday, the Redwood City City Council approved the schematic design for the joint Veterans Memorial Senior Center and Sequoia YMCA project.
Congregation Sherith Israel Wins 2018 SEAONC Award
Congregation Sherith Israel has won a SEAONC 2018 Award of Excellence in the Historic Preservation category!
New Kinesiology & Wellness Building and Aquatics Center at Cañada College Breaks Ground
Cañada College in Redwood City broke ground December 5, 2017, on its new kinesiology and wellness building and aquatics center.
ELS Names Three Design Directors and a Director of Interior Architecture
ELS Architecture and Urban Design has promoted Chris Jung, Anthony Grand, and Kenneth Loretto to design directors, and William Gordon to director of interior architecture.
Legends Aquatic Center Wins AIA East Bay Design Award
ELS is pleased to announce that our project, Legends Aquatic Center at University of California, Berkeley, has received a 2017 AIA East Bay Design Award
NewPark Theater Wins ICSC Gold Medal Award
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards Competition. ICSC has awarded the Theater at NewPark Mall a Gold Medal awa...
Creating Streets People Can Identify With
In his article for the Fall 2017 issue of Urban Land Magazine, Ryan Call discusses bringing the traditional Main Street to the suburbs.
ULI SF’s Women’s Leadership Initiative’s Panel: Need an “In” for an Internship? Internship Opportunities & Careers in the Real Estate Industry
Maureen Boyer, Associate Principal, and Kelly Elmore, Designer, represented ELS at ULI SF’s Women’s Leadership Initiative panel.
ELS Welcomes New Principal
We are pleased to announce that Mark Schatz, FAIA, has joined ELS as Principal.
ELS a Certified Great Place to Work
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.
Always in our Hearts: Tiffany Y. Yuan
Tiffany Y. Yuan February 27, 1991 – December 8, 2016
Geno Yun Returns to ELS to Lead the Retail and Mixed-Use Portfolio
ELS is excited to announce that Geno Yun, AIA, LEED AP has re-joined ELS as principal, leading our retail and mixed-use portfolio.
ELS Listed Among Top Workplaces
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.
ELS Welcomes New Director of Mixed-Use Practice
ELS Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to welcome David Masenten, AIA, LEED AP BD+C as our new Director of Mixed-Use Practice.
ELS Promotes Four to Senior Associate and Four to Associate
ELS is pleased to announce Carlos Alvarez, William S. Gordon, Jr., Kenneth M. Loretto, and Susan Vutz have been promoted to Senior Associate. Am Amnuaydejkorn, Patrick Bartlett, Vince Taboada, and Kim...
East Oakland Sports Center Wins AIASF Design Award
East Oakland Sports Center has been recognized by AIA San Francisco as a 2014 Citation Award winner. Chris Jung, Project Designer and Manager, accepted the award for the firm at the AIASF Design Awards Gala, held in San Francisco on April 23, 2014. The project will be on display at the AIA San Francisco and Center for Architecture & Design Gallery in the 2014 Design Awards Exhibit May 12 – July 31.
ELS Promotes Three to Associate Principal
ELS is pleased to announce the promotions of Ryan Call, Christopher Jung, and Gerald Navarro to Associate Principals.
Old Administration Building Wins SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Rehabilitation, Restoration, or Preservation
The Historic Old Administration Building at Fresno City College has received a merit award in the 2015 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation.
Anthony Grand Awarded ASAI Award
Anthony Grand, Senior Associate at ELS, has received an Award of Excellence from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) for his illustration of the USC Uytengsu Aquatic Center.
Design for Walkability: Mueller Town Center
Smart growth takes a former airport for a lively LEED-certified neighborhood.
Old Administration Building Wins National Preservation Award
Fresno City College’s Old Administration Building has received a National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Downtown Summerlin Opens
ELS would like to congratulate our client, the Howard Hughes Corporation, and the rest of the team on the grand opening of Downtown Summerlin! The 1.6-million-square-foot development includes departme...
Making a Splash: Adaptive Use of Older Structures Suited to Small Natatoriums
Recreation Management, October 2014
Old Administration Building and Oakland Fox Theater Win AIACC 2014 Design Awards
Fresno City College’s Old Administration Building and the Oakland Fox Theater have received 2014 AIA California Council Merit Awards.
Architect Magazine: 2014 Architect 50
ELS has ranked in Architect 50’s top firms in the nation! The program looks how firms throughout the country compere across a broad swatch of categories from design to sustainability to business.
ELS Named Among Top 300 Architecture Firms
ELS is excited to be listed among the Top 300 Architecture Firms as published in the August 2014 issue of Architectural Record. Firms are ranked by revenue for services performed in 2013. We are honored to be part of the list and would like to thank our clients, colleagues, and staff for their support!
Swimming With the Current
Diana Hayton, Associate Principal, wrote this article, published in the June 2014 issue of American School and University, on the design of locker rooms for the USC Uytengsu Aquatic Center.
Splash Swim School Featured in Athletic Business Architectural Showcase
Splash Swim School, adapted by ELS from a 1920s auto shop, has been featured in Athletic Business’ 2014 Architectural Showcase.
Ward Village Shops Achieves LEED Certification
Ward Village Shops, completed in November 2013, has achieved LEED certification. The mixed-use urban center features 120,000 square feet of new retail uses, including national retailers such as Nordst...
Glendale Galleria Grand Opening
Glendale Galleria officially opened on November 8, 2013, after completing a comprehensive redevelopment.
Giving Aquatic Competition Venues Star Treatment
Athletic Business, May 2014 by Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr.
Jamie Rusin, Sean Slater, and Ryan Call Named Winners of Apgar Awards
Jamie Rusin, Sean Slater, and Ryan Call have been chosen to receive the ULI Apgar Urban Land Award for their article “New Suburbanism: Reinventing the Inner-Ring Suburbs,” published in the May/June 2013 issue of Urban Land. It is one of two articles being recognized through the Apgar Award in 2014.
ELS Among the 2013 ARCHITECT 50
ELS is excited to be listed among ARCHITECT magazine’s Top 50 firms in the nation! According to ARCHITECT magazine. 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 part of the list, and would like to thank our clients, colleagues, and staff for their support!
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Reopens
The renovated Wells Fargo Center for the Arts reopens tonight with Patti LaBelle in concert! The San Francisco Chronicle featured the project on the cover of its “96 Hours” section on Thursday, August 15th, and the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has shared a sneak peek of the theater on its renovation blog.
Kurt Schindler Named AIA Fellow
ELS is pleased to announce that Principal Kurt Schindler has been elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellow, a prestigious honor recognizing Kurt’s significant cont...
Fresno City College Old Administration Building Reopens
Following a major $42 million renovation, the National Landmark Historic Old Administration Building at Fresno City College has reopened and been returned to its former glory. An exemplary work in his...
East Oakland Sports Center Recognized as an Athletic Business 2012 Facility of Merit
East Oakland Sports Center has been recognized by Athletic Business as a 2012 Facility of Merit Winner. Athletic Business noted that, “Boasting one of the few recreational natatoriums in the country for underserved populations, the East Oakland Sports Center was lauded by the judges both for its design and for what it means to the community it serves.” Opened in June 2011, the 25,000-square-foot community sports, recreation, and aquatics center fulfills the underserved neighborhood’s longstanding desire for access to fitness and recreation opportunities.
San José Civic Auditorium Reopens After Historic Renovation
The historically renovated downtown San Jose Civic Auditorium has officially reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
AIACC Profiles Clarence Mamuyac on the Value of Design
AIA California Council profiles ELS principal Clarence Mamuyac, FAIA on the value of well-designed, ecologically sustainable sports and recreation centers in serving their communities.