Momentum and HAPO CCU break ground on WELL Certified branch

SEATTLE, WA (August 1, 2017)Momentum, a national plan-design-build firm, joined HAPO Community Credit Union in breaking ground on their newest branch project in Vancouver, Washington.

The standalone regional branch is designed to meet the Well Building Standard, a building standard that focuses on sustainability and the wellness of the staff and members using the facility. HAPO will be the first credit union to achieve WELL Certification.

The WELL Building Standard takes a holistic approach to wellness, and to become certified nearly every element of the building’s design must take the wellbeing of its occupants into consideration. Some noteworthy features being incorporated into this building are interior lighting that matches the color of outdoor light to improve circadian rhythms, a living wall and other design elements inspired by nature, large amounts of natural light with glare control, and sit to stand desks. HAPO will also support the employees’ overall health through fitness incentives, such as gym subsidies and onsite fitness classes.

“The WELL Building Standard represents the next level of sustainability and wellness oriented design and construction,” said Jim Haack, President of Momentum. “HAPO is very focused on supporting their staff and members, and we’re excited to partner with them on this elevated investment in the communities HAPO serves.”

The branch will be completed and open for business in early spring of 2018.

About Momentum

Momentum is a strategic design-build partner that takes a people-centric approach to helping credit unions and community banks thrive. The way we see it, a building cannot be successful unless it’s truly meeting the needs of the people who will use it. We start by fully understanding your business goals so we can design and build for your employees, your customers. We use powerful predictive data to zero in on how to best serve the people who live and work in your neighborhoods, and we help uncover the right technologies to connect your employees with colleagues and customers. We collaborate with you every step of the way using a unique integrated process and open communication style, so all stakeholders can move forward with confidence. We deliver brand-inspired buildings that strengthen connections and reflect their communities, where people love to work and visit. At Momentum, we believe a design-build partnership delivers better relationships, and it delivers better buildings

About HAPO

HAPO Community Credit Union is a leading Eastern Washington credit union serving a diverse membership of over 150,000 members. Their primary focus is to offer products and services that continually bring value to their members, while providing convenience through innovative banking solutions. The Vancouver financial center will be HAPO’s 18th location throughout Washington and Oregon State. HAPO is federally insured by NCUA.


Jay Speidell


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