San Jose, CA
Size: 115,000 square feet
Market: Commercial, Hospitality
Scope: Structural Engineering
The new 5-story Element Hotel in San Jose will be the latest in the brand’s modern and sustainably-minded effort geared towards extended stay guests. To accommodate the clean lines and large, virtually column-free common spaces, the structural design for the 175-room development integrates steel transfer girders and a tie-down system for shear walls that runs the entire height of the 5-story structure. The hotel is part of a larger redevelopment of the Mission Park business park, part of Silicon Valley’s Golden Triangle.