Advantis Credit Union is consolidating three administrative sites into one location in Oregon City, after the nonprofit banking organization sold its previous Milwaukie headquarters to the city for $6.5 million in June 2020.
Advantis held a groundbreaking ceremony June 2 to mark the start of construction on its new corporate campus at 14405 Meyers Road in Oregon City. Advantis' headquarters will be located along the city's newly constructed Meyers Road extension, within a block of Clackamas Community College, the Oregon City School District's transportation facility and the newly dedicated Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Park.
In order to keep the groundbreaking event small, while supporting physical distancing protocols, attendance was limited to members of the Advantis Board of Directors and executive leadership team staff. Advantis' new corporate campus will allow back-office employees, who currently are located throughout the metro area, to work together under one roof starting in late 2022.
"As we continue to grow and dedicate ourselves to serving our expanding member base, we needed to find a new space that fit our needs for future growth and innovation," said Keli Myers, Advantis' senior vice president and chief credit officer. "The 12-acre space in Oregon City allows us to create an inspiring and modern campus that fosters creativity and collaboration while offering employees access to natural spaces and walking trails."
The corporate campus will total 76,221 square feet and will be located on 12 acres of land. Some of the environmental features include high-efficiency HVAC, water-conservation systems, electric-vehicle-charging stations, the use of sustainable mass timber, recycled building materials and daylight-harvesting techniques to leverage natural light, among others. The campus also will include access to nearby walking trails, in addition to onsite recreational amenities.
"We realize we are breaking ground while many are contemplating the future of the workplace," aid Advantis' President and CEO Jason Werts. "We see this as a wonderful opportunity to engage directly with our employees to create a welcoming and flexible space that they are excited about. While we embrace remote work for our employees, we also feel it is important to consolidate our administrative sites into one location that allows us to collaborate in all manners in order to best serve our members and our community."
The campus is being designed by TVA Architects with Kirby Nagelhout Construction acting as the general contractor. Additional partners include JLL, Adrenaline Agency, PLACE Landscape Architects, Interface Engineering, Atwell Civil Engineering and Environments NW.
Once complete, the campus will be home to 210 current employees, with room to accommodate more staff as Advantis continues to grow.
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