ELS Announces David Masenten as Principal & Market Leader of the Mixed-Use Portfolio

by: Diana Banh | June 15, 2020

David Masenten, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been advanced to Principal and will join the firm’s Board of Directors.

Joining ELS in 2016 as Director of ELS’ Mixed-Use practice, David Masenten has focused his career on urban mixed-use mid- and high-rise domestic and international projects that incorporate the best green practices. His experience encompasses high-rise commercial and residential buildings, large-scale urban master planning and urban design, town planning, commercial tenant fit-outs for national retailers, and corporate interiors for international companies.

His recent ELS work includes Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment in San Francisco, Downtown Dublin Urban Design Plan, Elk Grove’s Project Elevate Retail Mixed-Use Master Plan, NewPark Specific Plan in Newark, Austin Energy Office Headquarters, and Fremont Bank Headquarters. He has worked on numerous complex projects that involve lengthy and challenging approvals requiring political outreach and public sensitivity. David has also worked strategically with developers to create economic strategies for long-term planning scenarios.

A registered architect and LEED BD+C accredited professional, David co-directs the ELS Sustainability Committee with an active role in mentoring staff, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). He received a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design.