FAIRWINDS Credit Union opens new Support Center in East Orlando
State-of-the-Art facility offers open, collaborative space for more than 200 employees
ORLANDO, FL (June 26, 2017) — FAIRWINDS Credit Union has opened its new Support Center in East Orlando, providing a state-of-the-art facility and comfortable, collaborative space for FAIRWINDS crewmembers. The center, which is located less than two miles from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and is in close proximity to a FAIRWINDS branch, spans 85,000-square-feet and houses more than 200 employees.
“With this move to the new Support Center, we are bringing together support teams from two separate buildings into one space that allows for better communication and collaboration,” said Phillip C. Tischer, senior executive vice president and COO of FAIRWINDS Credit Union. “Not only does this transition ensure we are effectively meeting the needs of our employees, but it also provides better opportunities for us to serve our members.”
Located on 4.4 acres, the new facility houses several key teams, including lending, administration, and technical support, and provides additional space and capacity for future growth.
The four-story building features a unique open design, with management offices on each floor’s interior and workstations along the exterior, offering plenty of windows and natural sunlight. In the main reception area, a stunning three-story atrium with a glass stairwell is the centerpiece. Known as the wellness stair, the staircase is designed to encourage employees to walk and stay active throughout the day.
The Support Center’s intelligent design incorporates a brise soleil – unique deflectors on the front of the building – as well as architectural fins, to shield from sunlight and help moderate temperature, while a daylight harvesting system manages internal lighting, thereby reducing energy consumption.
With the building in an ideal location near UCF, the Support Center also offers a community room for the credit union’s various partners, allowing for increased collaboration in a space that can house up to 100 people.
The new Support Center was designed by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting and the general contractor was Albu & Associates Inc. Both companies have Orlando offices.
The FAIRWINDS Credit Union Support Center is located at 3087 N. Alafaya Trail. To download and view photos of the new space, please click here.
FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is one of the largest locally owned and operated financial institutions in Central Florida, with assets of $2.3 billion, more than 180,000 members, 10,000 business members and over 550 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Central Florida. For more information, visit www.fairwinds.org.
FAIRWINDS Credit Union
12800 Tanja King Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32828