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

Berkeley, CA — David Masenten, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been advanced to Principal and will join the firm’s Board of Directors, announced Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr., FAIA, President/CEO of ELS. Joining ELS in 2016 as Director of ELS’ Mixed-Use practice, David 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.

 “David has worked on numerous complex projects that involve lengthy and challenging approvals requiring political outreach and public sensitivity,” said Mamuyac. 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 in 2004, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island
School of Design in 1998.

About ELS Architecture and Urban Design
ELS Architecture and Urban Design is an award-winning architectural practice with a 50-year history of design for the public realm. We specialize in a diverse array of project types, including mixed-use and retail projects, sports, aquatic and recreation facilities, theater and art venues, community and educational facilities, and historic renovations. ELS is ranked among the 2019 Top 50 firms in the U.S. for Business and Sustainability by Architect magazine, and is listed among the 2019 Architectural Record Top 300 Architecture Firms. We are honored to be the first firm in California to be awarded the JUST 2.0 label which represents our commitment to transparency, equity, and stewardship practices. For more information, please visit elsarch.com

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