101 Tech – Renovation

San Jose


Ellis Partners acquired the two-story 283,000 square foot former North San Jose corporate office headquarters and R&D facility of Atmel Corporation together with additional unentitled land that Atmel had held for future expansion. Viewing the large (140,000+) square foot building floorplates as both an opportunity and a challenge, the Ellis team undertook a major renovation designed to provide for a multi-tenant occupancy while maintaining its appeal as a potential single tenant, corporate campus  building.  The upgrades included the addition of four large landscaped light wells extending from the ground through the second floor, enhancing the two existing two-story building entry lobbies and adding and upgrading project entryways, monument signage, landscaping and outdoor areas for new tenant use.  In partnership with Gensler, cutting edge technology was implemented to enhance the tenant tour experience and help users visualize their occupancy on the expansive floors.   The building was ultimately purchased by a Fortune 100 company as part of a larger corporate campus assemblage.