David Masenten

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Mixed-Use Practice

As a Southern Californian who has lived in the snow in Providence and Boston, the heat of Washington, D.C., and the fogginess of the Bay Area, place holds an integral role in my design thinking as it relates to designing honestly, sustainably, and authentically.

education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masters in City Planning. Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, B.Arch.

started at ELS

2016

building

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. A singular place where architecture, engineering, and natural forms exist at the highest level of design and craftsmanship.

sport

Baseball. No clock, green grass, and hot dogs. I’ve visited 17 MLB stadiums and plan to see them all.

heroes

My parents. They always gave me the space to be great in what I love.

spare time

Spending time with my wife and two girls and designing and building furniture

best vacation

A ten-day, 2,000-mile BBQ tour through Kansas City, Texas, Memphis, and St. Louis

most influential book

Image of the City by Kevin Lynch

affiliations

SPUR, USGBC, APA