ELS Promotes Three to Associate Principal

by: Diana Banh | July 7, 2015

ELS is pleased to announce the promotions of Ryan Call, Christopher Jung, and Gerald Navarro to Associate Principals.

Ryan Call, AIA, Associate Principal and Director of Urban Design

Ryan directs ELS’ urban design portfolio which includes significant work throughout the U.S. including the Mueller Town Center in Austin, the Sunnyvale Urban Design Plan, Hillsdale Shopping Center Renovation in San Mateo, and the Fort Collins Midtown Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Study. Since joining ELS in 2001, Ryan has developed particular expertise in the master planning of mixed-use districts and public spaces. Ryan was recently honored with the Urban Land Institute’s Apgar Award for co-authoring “New Suburbanism: Reinventing Inner Ring Suburbs.” Ryan also volunteers his time with Berkeley Design Advocates, the Downtown Berkeley Association, and the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Plan Program. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington State University at Pullman.

Christopher Jung, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal and Director of Design

Christopher joined ELS in 1992 and brings a wealth of talent, experience and leadership to his new role. With a special focus on community, aquatics, sports and recreation projects, his design portfolio also features retail and entertainment, performing arts, and education facilities. His recent designs include the California Aquatics Center for the University of California, Berkeley; expansion and renovation of Pioneer Pavilion for California State University, East Bay; and the new George F. Haines International Swim Center, International Swimming Hall of Fame and Community Recreation Center for the City of Santa Clara. His design for the East Oakland Sports Center was recently honored for design excellence by AIA San Francisco and Athletic Business. Christopher received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gerald Navarro, AIA, Associate Principal and Director of Project Delivery

Since joining ELS in 1997, Gerald’s leadership in guiding and delivering some of firm’s most complex projects has been recognized by industry awards and several repeat client commissions. He has managed more than $500 million in construction, including such nationally recognized projects as the Berkeley Civic Center, California Theatre in San Jose, Denver Pavilions, Eastridge Mall Redevelopment, Tucson Mall, and Neiman Marcus Topanga. Gerald’s project management experience ranges from renovations to all-new construction of large-scale retail and mixed-use developments. Gerald is an effective communicator and manager with a passion for project delivery excellence and client satisfaction. Gerald received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley.