ELS Promotes Four to Senior Associates and Four to Associates

ELS Architecture and Urban Design, Berkeley, Bay Area, ELS

Associates Group

Berkeley, CA, January 27, 2016 – ELS Architecture and Urban Design has promoted Carlos Alvarez, William S. Gordon, Jr., Kenneth M. Loretto, and Susan Vutz to Senior Associate; and Am Amnuaydejkorn, Patrick Bartlett, Vince Taboada, and Kim-Van Truong to Associate, announced Clarence Mamuyac, FAIA, president of the firm.

Carlos Alvarez, Associate AIA, Senior Associate. Carlos joined ELS in 1998. His work includes Ward Village Shops in Hawaii, Downtown Summerlin in Nevada, City National Civic, and historic adaptive reuse projects. Carlos graduated as an architect, equivalent to a Master degree, from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Architecture and Urbanism.

William S. Gordon, Jr., AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate. William joined ELS in 1998. His work includes Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California; Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California; Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco, California; and Fancher Creek Town Center, The Square at Campus Pointe, and River Park in Fresno, California. William received a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kenneth M. Loretto, AIA, Senior Associate. Ken joined ELS in 1999. His work includes NewPark Mall in Newark, California; Downtown Summerlin near Las Vegas, Nevada; and Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California. Ken received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science in Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Susan Vutz, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate. Susan joined ELS in 2015 and brings over 20 years of experience in the design of multi-family housing and community-based non-profit work. She is currently senior project manager for Balboa Park Pool Renovation in San Francisco, California. Susan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Am Amnuaydejkorn, AIA, Associate. Am joined ELS in 2006. His work includes Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, California; Stonestown YMCA in San Francisco, California; Ward Village Shops in Honolulu, Hawaii; and retail roll-out projects. Am received a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Patrick Bartlett, AIA, NCARB, Associate. Patrick joined ELS in 2012. His work includes design and construction administration for Downtown Summerlin near Las Vegas, Nevada, and Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California. Patrick received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Vince Taboada, AIA, LEED Green Associate, Associate. Vince has been with ELS for eight years. His work includes design and construction administration for VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa (multiple locations), City of Walnut Creek, and City of Berkeley. Vince received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Kim-Van Truong, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate. Kim joined ELS in 2007. Her work includes Santa Clara International Swim Center, UC Berkeley Hellman Tennis Center, and construction administration for UC Berkeley’s new Aquatic Center. Kim received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

About ELS Architecture and Urban Design
ELS Architecture and Urban Design has a 50-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.

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