Advantis Credit Union celebrates future corporate campus in Oregon City with official groundbreaking ceremony
New campus to consolidate three separate corporate office locations into one modern 76,211-square-foot building on 12 acres
PORTLAND, OR (June 24, 2021) — Advantis Credit Union, Oregon’s sixth largest not-for-profit financial cooperative, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 2 to mark the start of construction on its new corporate campus at 14405 Meyers Road in Oregon City.
In order to keep the event small, while supporting physical distancing and event protocols, attendance was limited to members of the Advantis Board of Directors and executive leadership team staff. The groundbreaking marked a unique moment in the history of Advantis. The new corporate campus will allow back office employees, who are currently located throughout the metro area, to work together under one roof and serve as their home base, starting in late 2022. Advantis is consolidating three administrative sites into one location to help attract and retain a workforce passionate about serving its membership.
“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’ SVP/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, EV charging stations, the use of sustainable mass timber, recycled building materials, and daylight harvesting techniques to leverage natural light, among others. The campus will also 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,” said 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. The credit union is happy to be a part of the Oregon City community, and plans to recruit from the local area for open positions in the years ahead, welcoming its new neighbors to become part of the Advantis employee family.
About Advantis Credit Union
With $1.9 billion in assets, Advantis Credit Union is Oregon’s sixth-largest not-for-profit financial cooperative. Advantis returns earnings to its members in the form of better rates, low fees, and more free services. Advantis is locally owned by over 81,000 members and has nine branches in the Portland metro area. For more information, visit advantiscu.org.