BNBuilders Completes Palo Alto Office for Tech Firm Pivotal

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Redwood City, CA – BNBuilders recently finished construction on Pivotal’s new headquarters in Palo Alto. The growing software company moved in to their new 81,000 square foot workspace in March.

“Pivotal Palo Alto was a challenging project as it consisted of a complete and in-depth refresh of our 81,031sf space on Deer Creek Rd.,” said Lisa Davern, Director, Real Estate and Facilities at Pivotal.

The office tenant improvement project achieves Pivotal’s vision of an open, free-flowing interior with collaborative space and drop in stations. Pivotal’s progressive technology and focus on social collaboration reveals itself in their new expansive environment that features exposed ceilings with mechanical and electrical conditions. The two-story office also includes a computer lab, training and conference rooms, server room, and phone rooms – a standard for modern offices.

The renovated lobby has a dynamic double height volume as it opens up to the second floor, where there is a bridge and mezzanine walkway with glass guardrails. The modernized space incorporates polished concrete, marker board paneling, exposed HVAC systems and acoustic walls. An interconnecting stair was also constructed for overall office cohesion and to reinforce the connection between the open workspaces.

The team behind Pivotal’s headquarters is BNBuilders, the local general contractor, and Dennis R. Smith & Associates (DRSA), the architect. DRSA has completed offices for Pivotal in New York and London. BNBuilders self-performed concrete and demolition for the two-story lobby.

“There is no doubt that the team was the right fit for our job,” said Davern. “The team’s ability to coordinate and communicate with Pivotal, Cresa, DRSA Architects and the vast project team defined the success of the project. The quality of work processed and performed was outstanding and we are truly enjoying our new space.”

“We are very pleased with accomplishing DRSA’s architectural vision and fast-track design, while delivering the project ahead of schedule,” said John Assunto, Project Executive for BNBuilders. “This project represents BNBuilders core expertise and success in fast-track construction within occupied space.”

About BNBuilders
BNBuilders is a West Coast general contractor that specializes in highly technical commercial construction projects. BNBuilders has the experience and strength of a large contractor, but provides the personal service and economy of a local builder. We deliver complex projects for world-class leaders in the life sciences, healthcare, education, commercial, technology and mission critical sectors. BNBuilders’ projects provide the best value through innovation, smart technology, quality and sustainability. For more information, please visit

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