Community Design and Library Expert Mark Schatz, FAIA, Joins ELS Architecture and Urban Design as Principal

Berkeley, CA—Mark Schatz, FAIA, has joined ELS Architecture and Urban Design as principal,
announced Clarence Mamuyac, FAIA, president/CEO at the Berkeley-based firm. Mark will be director
of programming and planning for community, library, and senior center design. “We are lucky to have
one of the most experienced architects of libraries and community centers in California join ELS,” says


Mark has more than 32 years practicing architecture in San Francisco, most recently as a principal with Field Paoli. He has focused his career on community design projects, including more than 50
libraries, community centers, recreation centers, and other neighborhood facilities, most of them in the Bay Area. His projects include the Mayfair Community Center and the Almaden Community
Center and Library in San Jose; the Belmont Library in Belmont, California; and the Tustin Library in Tustin, California. At ELS, he is currently working on the joint Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior
Center and YMCA of Silicon Valley.

He teaches at U.C. Berkeley, where he also heads the summer architectural internship program, and at California Polytechnic State University. He received his bachelor of arts in architecture from Stanford University and his master of architecture from Harvard University.

About ELS
ELS Architecture and Urban Design has a 50-year history of designing public places. The firm’s work
includes retail, mixed-use, and urban design projects; education, sports, and recreation facilities;
theaters and performing arts venues; and historic building renovations. ELS ranks among the 2016
ARCHITECT 50, a listing of the best architecture firms in the United States for design, sustainability
and business, and is listed among the 2016 Architectural Record Top 300 Architecture Firms. For
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