First Tech Federal Credit Union

Project Location
Hillsboro, OR

Owner
First Tech Federal Credit Union

Architect 
Hacker Architects

Engineers
Kramer Gehlen & Associates

Supply Partner
Structurlam

Market
Mass Timber, Office

Services
Construction Management, General Contracting, Self-Perform

Region
Pacific Northwest

Swinerton Office Location
Portland, Oregon

Awards
ENR Best of the Best & ENR Northwest Best Office/Retail/Mixed-Use, AIA Northwest Merit Award

Keywords
Mass Timber, Office, LEED Gold Certified, Largest CLT structure in the US by square footage at the Time of Construction, Accelerated Schedule, Design-Build MEPF, VD&C

Located on 17 acres along Brookwood Parkway in Hillsboro’s Dawson Creek Park, the 156,000-square-foot mass timber office building provides First Tech Federal Credit Union the ability to congregate their staff at a central location, with space for future growth and development. First Tech Federal Credit Union’s motto is “People First,” and their new Oregon campus is built to support and promote the health, comfort, and happiness of their employees.

Open offices are designed with special emphasis on equal access to natural light and views from every work station. After thorough investigation, mass timber was selected as the structural system over concrete and steel for its financial and schedule advantages, and its biophilic quality. The building achieved LEED Gold certification, receiving an exemplary score in the regional materials category as all timber components were sourced and refined within 500 miles of the site.