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New Corporate Headquarters & Retail Facility

Design Program:

Byce & Associates, Inc. is providing Architectural, Interior Design, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Structural Engineering Services for Advia Credit Union’s new Corporate Headquarters and Retail Facility. During this project, additional services have included Functional Programming, Site Master Planning, and Spatial Adjacency Planning.

Seated on a 38-acre parcel in Oshtemo Township, west of Kalamazoo, this 4-story, 150,000 square foot building will have the capacity for 460 employees, initially housing approximately 240 employees from 32 departments, accommodating Advia branch banking services, branch retail, banking drive-thru services, ATM and a night deposit box. The facility will also provide community-based retail lease spaces on the first floor, offered to locally owned businesses looking for lease space opportunities. Also included will be a large community room and conference rooms for use by the community for seminars, meetings, and gatherings. These spaces will also be used by Advia for educational opportunities regarding banking, lending, loans, and wealth management.

The main community room will overlook a permanent water feature which will be part of the stormwater management system for the site. This pond has been uniquely designed to both retain storm runoff volumes and serve as an aesthetic site feature with a roof top terrace, outdoor terraces, and patios to enjoy the pond views. This water feature will be maintained at desired water elevations via water supply from a well during dry seasons, with an irrigation re-use system incorporated for irrigation of ample plantings. Much of the original tree covered land will be preserved, keeping the habitat for wildlife and herds of deer, which can be viewed enjoying the pond.

The north and east property lines include a 100-foot landscape buffer as well as a new access road spanning east to west, allowing for future development to the south and providing connectivity between Meijer (west) and residential properties (east). There will be a new traffic light at the driveway entrance to the Advia Corporate Headquarters which will aid in access to the site and mitigate traffic accidents as vehicle loads increase post-development. The site will have walking trails that also connect to the bike path on West Main Street, for utilization by the community, members, and staff.

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