Our Approach

How we do it for every project

  • We consciously invest time in learning and understanding our client’s vision and our role in it.
  • We collaboratively explore every creative opportunity to accomplish our client’s vision.
  • We approach each project with a fun and passionate attitude.
  • We work to make our communities better places to live, work, and play.
  • We keep our IMPACT Core Values in mind every step of the way.
  • We show our commitment to sustainability by identifying ways to improve industry standards in designing more sustainable structural systems. Learn more about our SE 2050 Commitment.

Defined by Impact

We define success by the daily IMPACT actions we take. When we infuse IMPACT into the core of everything we do, our clients will be consistently “wowed,” our employees will be excited by challenges and inspired to be leaders, and our communities will thrive.


We believe in doing what we say we’re going to do, and are driven to exceed our clients’ expectations every time.

Make a Difference

We believe in making our communities better places to live, work, and play—because community and designing more sustainable structural systems makes what we do worthwhile.


We believe in infusing passion into every aspect of our work. We are seekers and explorers. We take meaningful risks.


We believe in being agile and flexible while always keeping project goals in mind. Our business is built around listening and adapting to meet our client’s needs.

Continuous Growth

We believe continual improvement is the path to success. We foster a growth and abundance mindset.



We believe in working together, where diversity is our strength. We build collaborative, long-lasting relationships between our team and our clients.

12+ Years of Business

With over a decade of experience in the Bay area, our approach to engineering has many advantages. Our team is proficient in the latest technology, a skillset that is much valued and appreciated by architects and builders. This sets us apart. We have the opportunity after twelve years in business to pave the way for a new kind of business in the AEC space.

Attention to detail

Contractors like working with Element for our attention to detail and practicality during construction. We are known to go above and beyond at every level, no detail is too small and no project is too large. Our team thrives on the success of our communities, and we want to continue to work with teams that share this same passion.


Elements That Lead To Success

From concept to completion, we recognize how we are part of a bigger whole. We see the levels above and below. We see our role as part of a team: architect, developer, contractor and client. We see where we are, and where we need to be. That’s our commitment to engineering community together. That’s why we’re called Element.



The backbone of our strength is founded in diversity.

Our company is one of the most diverse structural engineering firms in the Bay Area, both in terms of management and team. This unique strength allows Element to bring its customers a breadth and depth of talent, as well as varied perspectives based on their own lived experiences.


Want to be part of a team that is community-driven and creates a sense of belonging?

We’re hiring!