David Masenten

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

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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.


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

started at ELS



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


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


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



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