Ellie Mae Offices and Innovation Center

PLEasanton, california

When software company Ellie Mae relocated its corporate headquarters, PARADIGM was hired to provide structural engineering services for the new LEED-CI Gold, 140,000 gsf office space completed by Gensler Architects and BCCI Construction in 2016.

PARADIGM provided review and strengthening of structural framing to support 4 new roof top units, and structurally strengthen UPS and Battery Cabinets, review and structural analysis of folding partitions and Skyfold partition requirements, and most recently, PARADIGM has been asked to support the structural requirements to the restack project.

The workplace comprises an executive top floor with a custom cut wood ceiling made of sustainably forested wood and all-glass office fronts, allowing daylight to flow into the center of the space; four floors of open office space which include lounge spaces and meeting rooms with video conferencing capabilities; and a gaming area with specialized golf simulator.

To support the company’s sustainability goals, LED light fixtures were installed to reduce lighting power by over 35 percent. In the breakrooms and restrooms, low flow fixtures were selected to reduce water consumption by over 35 percent. All materials, including furniture, were low-VOC to enhance indoor air quality. In addition to material selections and energy savings, a Green Cleaning policy and an Electronic Waste Recycling program were implemented to reduce the introduction of toxins in the work environment and reduce overall waste.