Engineering Community together

Element is a passionate and creative woman & minority-owned Alameda County SLEB-certified structural engineering firm based in the Bay Area. We are handpicked by architects and developers seeking a diverse team trained in cutting-edge technology.

Our diverse portfolio includes multi-family residential and mixed-use buildings, affordable housing, new custom homes and remodels, custom ADUs, low-rise commercial structures and seismic anchorages, retail, healthcare, and education.

Our services include structural design and analysis, construction support administration, feasibility studies, retaining walls and foundations, and more.

Engineering the Change We Want to See

We take the time to understand your vision

Element is a Woman & Minority Owned Business

Our company is one of the most diverse structural engineering firms in the Bay Area, both in terms of management and team.

It starts & ends with client collaboration

Creativity, Sustainability, & Innovation Are the Core of Building Better Communities

We ensure our communities are a better place to live, work, and play by thoughtfully focusing on the vision.

What They’re Saying

You don’t need to just take our word for it, here’s what some of our clients say.

Dahlin Group

It’s a pleasure to have Element involved in my projects. They are responsive, resourceful and punctual. I enjoy working with everyone there and look forward to having them on many more projects in the future.

Senior Architect
Jeff Escott

William Fisher Architecture

Thuy and her team consistently go above and beyond in every category, even when consulting on projects that are not yet in contract. They have inventive solutions, very clear communication, and helpful recommendations for other professional contacts with specific experience to the needs of each project.

Elise Neuweiler

MidPen Housing

There’s a handful of architects and contracts, then there’s folks who are the real deal. To me, that’s Element.

Vice President of Real Estate Development
Lillian Lew-Hailer

HomeAid Northern California

You see more creativity and innovation in women-led companies. Element is passionate about what they do.

Executive Director
Cheryl O’Connor

Kaiser Permanente

ESE exemplifies proactive collaboration, seeking accurate details and understanding client needs to create Kaiser projects with honest, caring, and holistic design.

Sr Manager Design/Construction Projects
Jeanine Wernecke

We’re in our Element

We serve all of Northern California, and soon—beyond. Woman-owned, minority-owned, we own the concept of diversity, from our projects to materials, skillset and staff. We empower our engineers to lead.

Clear Navigation and Expertise Leads to Successful Healthcare Projects

When it comes to healthcare construction projects, clients value a seamless and efficient process that adheres to regulatory requirements and stays within budget. We understand the concerns of architects, contractors, and clients themselves. With our extensive experience and expertise, we have successfully navigated complex processes like HCAI (California Department of Health Care Access and Information) or OSHPD, ensuring smoother permitting and avoiding unnecessary delays. We will highlight our capabilities in on-site availability, foresight in project management, seismic expertise, and budget adherence.

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Structural Engineering Expertise: Affordable Housing

With our commitment to being a community-driven and mission-driven firm, we take pride in our expertise and knowledge in providing structural engineering services for affordable housing projects. Our understanding of critical factors, such as tax credit applications and construction budgets, enables us to assist clients on a deeper level in achieving their funding and financing goals. With a focus on comprehensive lateral system designs and detailed pricing stages, we ensure accuracy and cost-efficiency throughout the project. We will delve into the intricacies of affordable housing projects and highlight our experience in delivering successful outcomes for our clients and the communities we serve.

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Element Thinks Big

Our engineers work closely with architects, developers, building owners, and contractors to provide creative and economical solutions.