Workplace Projects
HAPO Community Credit Union Headquarters

The Challenge

Build for the future, with minimal disruption to day-to-day business

Project Background

Since 2006, Momentum has helped HAPO Community Credit Union leverage its facilities for competitive differentiation fueling a period of rapid growth. After expanding from 65,000 members to more than 90,000, it was time to renovate HAPO’s 42,000 square foot office building to more comfortably accommodate its growing team.

Maximizing Efficiency

HAPO is an organization that cares about the well-being of its employees, members, and communities. To align with the credit union’s long-term growth goals, Momentum collaborated with the leadership team to plan an effective, adaptable workplace that could accommodate future growth, without changing the footprint of the existing building. An additional challenge was to complete the renovation while the building was occupied.

The design extended the executive suite floor onto an existing deck to make room for a new employee break room and lounge area with an outdoor deck. Also, the exterior features a new entrance and a new three-story stair tower to better connect the floors. 

The team planned a complex, 11-month construction schedule around rotating occupied workstations to allow new construction to proceed with minimal disruption to employees and branch members. The result is a comfortable, sustainable space for HAPO’s 300+ employees.

Whenever there was a roadblock, the Momentum team would offer alternatives without losing sight of our needs.”

Steve Anderson, President & CEO / HAPO Community Credit Union

Momentum Moment

With an additional 5,000 square feet added to the building, Momentum’s designer was able to move employee offices into the building core so the windows could be shared, maximizing daylight for all employees. Momentum’s design team analyzed HAPO’s existing HQ and created a design that rearranged the existing floor plan to make must better use of the available space, not only better facilitating the current use but also creating plenty room for their planned future expansion with only 5,000 square feet of new construction.


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