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Three Advance to Principal @ ELS

ELS is proud to announce the promotions of Diana Hayton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Sean Slater, AIA, and Jeffrey Zieba, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Principal.

Diana Hayton, AIA

Diana Hayton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Sean Slater, AIA

Sean Slater, AIA

Jeff Zieba, AIA

Jeff Zieba, AIA, LEED AP BD+C









Diana leads the ELS Historic and Adaptive Re-Use portfolio and directs the firm’s approach to Integrated Sustainable Design Strategies. Her ecent projects include the Old Administration Building at Fresno City College—honored with a 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Award, a 2014 AIACC Award and a 2012 California Preservation Foundation Design Award—and the Fox Theater Oakland, recognized with a 2014 AIACC Award.

Sean directs the ELS Retail and Urban Mixed-Use portfolio, which includes significant work throughout the US such as the recently opened 1.3 million s.f. Downtown Summerlin outside Las Vegas.

Jeff guides the ELS Arts and Entertainment portfolio, with projects spanning a wide range of venue types from intimate traditional stages and historic concert halls to large, live-performance venues like Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE capable of hosting televised events and awards programs.

Associated Building Supply Inc. Recognized for Industry Excellence

Each year, the Window & Door’s Dealers of the Year program recognizes window and door retailers and distributors that stand out among their peers as innovators in terms of business practices, sales strategies, customer service, installation methods and community service.

Of these dealers, two are recognized with awards for overall excellence as businesses that contribute positive ly to the reputation and development of the window and door industry. One of these is recognized for “Leadership in the Professional Market.” AIAEB Allied Member, Associated Building Supply Inc. was the win ner of this award for 2014.


ELS wins National Historic Preservation Awardoab

Long abandoned and once nearly demolished, Fresno City College’s newly restored Old Administration Building (OAB) is now the recipient of a prestigious national award. The National Trust For Historic Preservation announced Wednesday that it has awarded the project its Preservation Honor Award. It is one of 17 projects nationwide to receive the award, which is one of the nation’s top historic preservation honors. Tim Mikulski with the National Trust says the OAB is signif icant both inn Fresno’s history, and in the development of school architecture nationally.


HKIT Architects recently completed Phase V of Lion Creek Crossings

lionLion Creek Crossings, an affordable senior complex including 128 rental apartments on a 1.5 acre in-fill site in Oakland, CA. The high-density design makes efficient use of the limited site acreage A rhythmic pattern of projecting bays finished in smooth cement plaster with recesses of horizontal lap siding creates texture and interest in the building design.


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