ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Platinum Sponsor Project
ELS Architecture and Urban Design has a 50-year history of designing public places. ELS is included among the 2017 ARCHITECT 50, a listing of the best architecture firms in the U.S. for business, and is listed among the 2018 Architectural Record Top 300 Architecture Firms.
Cañada College Kinesiology, Wellness, and Aquatics Center
San Mateo County Community College District | Redwood City, CA
The new $90MM, LEED-Gold-targeted Kinesiology and Wellness Building will provide a modern, architecturally dramatic, fully accessible facility for both students and the local community. Home to the Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Department, the project will provide classrooms, gymnasium, instructional pool, competition pool with spectator seating, and activated roof with running track and yoga area. The gym will host volleyball and basketball classes as well as intercollegiate athletic events. In addition to student use, the facility will provide the community with a public membership fitness facility with pool access. From the activated roof’s running track and yoga space, one will experience panoramic bay views.
City of Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center (VMSC) & Joint YMCAs
Redwood City, CA
Replacing aging facilities at Red Morton Park, the new $90MM VMSC and Joint YMCA provides additional space for both facilities and a landscaped promenade. The new senior center will include a 400-seat theater, gymnasium, kitchen, multipurpose rooms, garden space, and technology hub and will be completely accessible. The new YMCA will include a health and wellness center, multiple swimming pools, child care, locker rooms, and space for adult, youth, and family programs. The transparent design brings in more natural light and gives the building a more welcoming tone by allowing passers-by to see inside and watch the programmed activities bustle away.