Andrew Rosen, president/CEO, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

PODCAST: The modern workplace

New headquarters emphasizes staff’s health and wellness.

July 8, 2022

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union’s new 70,000-square foot, 10-story office building creates a safe, welcoming place for employees to return to the office.

Each floor will include a “CALM Zone,” which stands for cleanse, arrive, awaken, lounge, and meet. As employees exit the elevator, the wellness space includes a water feature, a place to wash hands, and a lounge area where people can get coffee or water, relax, and take a breath before working.

The building will also feature a kitchen, breakroom, rooftop gathering space, modern fitness center, privacy rooms for nursing mothers, 10- and 12-foot-high ceilings, and a simulated test branch for training purposes in addition to other features.

This episode of the CUNA News Podcast features Andrew Rosen, president/CEO at the $2.2 billion asset credit union in Honolulu, who explains how the pandemic shaped the design of Hawaii State Federal’s new headquarters with an emphasis on health and safety.

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In this episode:

0:59: Andrew's background

1:59: How the project came about

5:13: How the pandemic affected the project

6:20: The “CALM Zone”

7:12: Building features

9:31: The importance of employee health and safety