Berkeley, CA – ELS Architecture and Urban Design has promoted Ryan Call, Christopher Jung, and Gerald Navarro to Associate Principals, announced Clarence Mamuyac, FAIA, president of the firm.
RYAN CALL, AIA, Associate Principal and Director of Urban Design, directs ELS’ Urban Design portfolio, which includes significant work throughout the United States, including the Mueller Town Center in Austin, Texas; Sunnyvale Urban Design Plan in Sunnyvale, California; Hillsdale Shopping Center North Block Renovation in San Mateo, California; and the Fort Collins Mid Town Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Study. Since joining ELS in 2001, Ryan has developed a particular expertise in the master planning of mixed-use urban communities with a focus on vibrant retail districts and public spaces. Ryan was recently honored with the Urban Land Institute’s Apgar Award for co-authoring “New Suburbanism: Reinventing Inner-Ring Suburbs”. Ryan also volunteers his time locally with Berkeley Design Advocates, Downtown Berkeley Association, and Urban Land Institute’s Urban Plan Program. Ryan is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, and SPUR. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington State University at Pullman.
CHRISTOPHER JUNG, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal and Director of Design, joined ELS in 1992 and brings a wealth of talent, experience and leadership to his new role as Associate Principal and Director of Design. With a special focus on community, aquatics, sports and recreation projects, his design portfolio also features retail and entertainment, performing arts, and education facilities. His recent designs include the California Aquatics Center for the University of California, Berkeley; expansion and renovation of Pioneer Pavilion for California State University, East Bay; and the new George F. Haines International Swim Center, International Swimming Hall of Fame and Community Recreation Center for the City of Santa Clara. His design for the East Oakland Sports Center in Oakland, California was honored for design excellence by AIA San Francisco and Athletic Business. Christopher received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
GERALD NAVARRO, AIA, Associate Principal and Director of Project Delivery, joined ELS in 1997. His leadership in guiding and delivering some of firm’s most complex projects has been recognized by industry awards and several repeat client commissions. He has managed more than $500 million in construction, including such nationally recognized projects as the Berkeley Civic Center, California Theatre in San Jose, Denver Pavilions, Eastridge Mall Redevelopment, Tucson Mall, and Neiman Marcus Topanga. Gerald’s project management experience ranges from renovations to all-new construction of large-scale retail and mixed-use developments. Gerald is an effective communicator and manager with a passion for project delivery excellence and client satisfaction. Gerald received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
About ELS Architecture and Urban Design
ELS Architecture and Urban Design has a 48-year history of designing public places. The firm’s work includes mixed-use and urban design projects; education, sports, and recreation facilities; theaters and performing arts venues; and historic building renovations. ELS ranks among the ARCHITECT 50, a listing of the best architecture firms in the United States for design, sustainability and business, and is listed among the Architectural Record Top 300 Architecture Firms. For more information, please visit www.elsarch.com.