Consumers Credit Union Relocates HQ

Approximately 150 employees have moved to a new 92,000-square-foot office within The Groves Engineering Business Technology Park in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Consumers Credit Union has relocated to a three-story, 92,000-square-foot new building within The Groves Engineering Business Technology Park in Kalamazoo, Mich. HOK, the designer of the new headquarters, strove to provide the company’s 150 employees—previously operating from four different locations on Stadium Drive—a state-of-the-art office.

Designed to promote communication, the open, collaborative workplace recognizes its unique surroundings through its placement on the (22-acre) site and the access to daylight and views afforded by the thoughtfully-designed plan,” said Peter Ruggiero, design principal within HOK’s Chicago office, in a prepared statement.

Close to nature

The office features an open floor plan and expansive glass windows providing views of the nearby forest. The center of the construction is occupied by a glass atrium with a grand staircase, which connects all areas of the building. Amenities include modern workstations, informal common spaces, a learning lab, on-site café, coffee bar, fitness center and running trail as well as an outdoor patio. HOK, who has also been working on a trophy office building in Washington, D.C., designed the building as Phase I of a three-phase prospective project which could offer a total of 200,000 square feet of office space if needed. 

The Groves Engineering Business Technology Park in Kalamazoo is half-way between Detroit and Chicago and spans on 248 acres. It can be accessed from Interstate 94 via 9th St. and Elm Valley Drive. 

Images courtesy of HOK