Maureen Boyer Joins ELS Architecture and Urban Design As Associate Principal/Director Of Retail

Berkeley, CA — Maureen Boyer, AIA, has joined ELS Architecture and Urban Design as associate principal and director of retail, announced Geno Yun, AIA, LEED AP, principal at the Berkeley based firm.


Maureen has more than 30 years of professional experience and has worked internationally on a variety of commercial retail projects. For the past 18 years, she has been a firm-wide leader at Gensler, where she co-founded the retail center practice area and focused on retail-anchored mixed-use environments and retail projects. She spent the past four years co-directing the firm’s São Paulo office in Brazil. Her clients have included Westfield, Wilson Meany Sullivan, Carrefour, Apple, Forever 21, and others.

The San Francisco Business Times named Maureen one of the Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence in 2013. She is a registered architect in California and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and San Francisco Architectural Heritage. She has served on ULI’s Commercial & Retail Development Council and is on the planning committee for the ICSC Centerbuild Conference. She received her bachelor of arts in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

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. ELS is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. For more information, please visit

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