Kenneth Hasegawa, AIA MArch ’20 has rejoined ELS as a principal to launch its newest studio in San Diego. As part of ELS’ leadership, he is working to broaden the firm’s coverage in San Diego and Southern California. Kenneth is now leading the design on the new master plan and aquatics center for Memorial Park in Santa Ana. He has collaborated on notable ELS projects including the Legends Aquatic Center at UC Berkeley, Uytengsu Aquatics Center at USC, and Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo.

Prior to rejoining ELS in May 2023, he helped shape prominent cultural, residential, and higher education projects at Michael Maltzan Architecture in Los Angeles; Kengo Kuma & Associates in Tokyo; and PARA Project in New York. He holds a Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he was awarded the Araldo A. Cossutta 2018 Prize for Design Excellence. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a minor in Sustainable Design.

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