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First Tech Federal Credit Union’s motto is People First—and its new Oregon campus is designed to support and promote the health, comfort, and happiness of employees. Open offices are designed with an emphasis on equal access to natural light and views, and workstations are arranged to ensure that all employees can beneﬁt from biophilic opportunities. Much of the building’s design draws on the beauty of the wood structural system, which is visible throughout the building. Glulam columns and beams frame ﬂoor-to-ceiling views to the park and the creek that surrounds the site on three sides. Raised ﬂoors conceal HVAC, electrical, and low-voltage systems, contributing to clear, uncluttered spaces that showcase the simple beauty of the cross-laminated timber ceilings. On the ground floor, a central commons with stadium-style seating ascends into a double height atrium capable of accommodating large gatherings and presentations. LEED Gold-certified, the building achieved an exemplary score in the regional materials category as all of the columns, beams, and CLT panels were sourced and refined within 500 miles of the site.
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)
Kramer Gehlen & Associates, Inc.
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Swinerton Mass Timber
Timber Furnish and Install
Architect of Record
Structural Engineer of Record
Project Structural Engineer
Construction Sr. Project Manager