Advantis Credit Union Corporate HQ



Mass Timber





Seeking to consolidate multiple administrative spaces, Advantis Credit Union envisioned a campus that would reflect their mission that places an emphasis on community engagement, and support the financial health of their members. With thoughtful site selection, building architecture, and team collaboration, the new headquarters’ design evolved through a robust visioning process that drew heavily from WELL building concepts and LEED criteria, while not directly engaging either certification. Composed of three buildings on a 12-acre site, the project provides spaces that contribute to users’ health and wellness while meeting the functional needs of an active work environment.

Located on a former agricultural nursery site, two of the new buildings reference traditional agrarian shed architecture with a contemporary palette of materials and scale. These buildings house administrative offices, conferencing spaces, a call center, and dining commissary. North-facing clerestories provide ample daylight in open office areas and public spaces, while limited openings facing east and west serve to minimize low-elevation sunlight glare. Use of exposed mass timber and CLT in lieu of applied finishes speaks to the integrity between structure and form. The third structure, is a pre-engineered metal building, is more utilitarian in nature and contains facility shops, bike storage and locker rooms, a game room, and a flexible event space.

The buildings frame a landscaped courtyard that offers various scaled spaces to meet and gather. An open green invites recreational opportunities and provides space to host large events and parties. Pathways for pedestrians and bicycles make the entire site accessible and feed directly into a broader regional system of trails. Rooftop photovoltaic panels and sustainable design features that address daylighting, shading, and envelope performance helped the project exceed baseline energy savings goals, and perform better than the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero threshold.


Construction Type:


Building Type:

Business (Office)

Material Types:

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Mass Timber, Timber-Frame / Post and Beam


Design Team


Advantis Credit Union


TVA Architects

Structural Engineer:


General Contractor:

Kirby Nagelhout Construction




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