Hawaii State FCU Welcomes Employees to New Downtown Honolulu Headquarters

June 23, 2023

HONOLULU — On June 6, 2023, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), celebrated the opening of its new headquarters located at 333 Queen St. in Downtown Honolulu. The fully renovated 10-story building, which includes 70,000 square-feet of office space, will consolidate more than 240 credit union employees across multiple office locations, including its former headquarters of more than 40 years located at 560 Halekauwila Street.

“The opening of Hawaii State FCU’s new headquarters is a historic milestone for our credit union and is a representation of our continued growth,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “The building itself has a long history in Hawaii and it is conveniently located near our core field of membership in the downtown Honolulu area. We are very excited for this opportunity that will allow us to expand our offerings to our members while creating a new home for our employees.”

Hawaii State FCU’s new headquarters is designed to prioritize health, wellness, collaboration and innovation. The 10-story building, which boasts 70,000 square-feet of office space and an 80,000 square-foot adjacent parking garage, features eight employee work floors, including an executive floor and a wellness floor that features a fitness center and privacy rooms for nursing mothers. The 10th floor features a kitchen, breakroom, and a rooftop gathering space with panoramic views of the downtown Honolulu skyline. The grand lobby, accented by a 112 square-foot living plant wall, will soon feature Hawaii State FCU’s new Headquarters Branch that is slated to open in August 2023.


Modern Workplace

With the design of the new headquarters, the credit union set out to create a collaborative working environment that encourages productivity and innovation.  While all work floors feature individual work stations and offices, the building’s floor plans offer numerous opportunities for alternate seating options to provide the flexibility for employees to work anywhere in the building that aligns with their own comfort level.  Collaborative workspaces can be found throughout the building, including five flex rooms that can be used for anything from training sessions and strategy meetings to yoga classes and baby showers, as well as several lounge spaces like the RED Lounge, an acronym for Relax. Eat. Drink., and Lounge 1936 which showcases historic photos and artifacts dating back to Hawaii State FCU’s founding in 1936.

The headquarters features a variety of amenities for employees, including a fitness center, privacy rooms with a reclinable chair, sink and mini fridge for nursing mothers, complimentary coffee stations on every floor, a 1,200 square-foot kitchen and breakroom featuring two commercial refrigerators, a rooftop gathering space with a full kitchen and BBQ area, storage for surfboards, kayaks and stand up paddle boards, bike racks and six electric vehicle charging stations available to accommodate up to 24 electric vehicles

A first-of-its-kind simulated branch that features the latest in-branch technology, such as Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) and digital touchscreen engagement tables, is available to employees for training purposes and to test new financial services technologies.


Health and Wellness

Hawaii State FCU’s new headquarters features many building systems and operational protocols to create a safe and comfortable environment for its employees, including a state-of-the-art HVAC system with MERV 13 filtration to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19, and UVC light technology to improve air quality. As an added convenience, a CALM Lounge, an acronym for Cleanse. Awaken. Lounge. Meet., are located on every floor upon entrance to welcome employees with the calming sound of trickling water, provide coffee amenities, and offer a convenient hand washing experience to cleanse before transitioning into their work area. Additionally, all workstations include ergonomic chairs, powered sit-stand desks, adjustable dual monitor arms, and are centered around six-foot furniture modules to allow for proper social distancing.

“Hawaii State FCU challenged our team to create healthy spaces that would not only allow team members to be comfortable, safe and productive, but be a place that they WANT to be in,” said Phil Camp, principal of Hawaii Architecture LLP. “True to their core values, the best spaces, best views and best amenities are dedicated to their team. The finished product is a direct embodiment of Hawaii State FCU’s ‘Always Right By You’ mantra.”

Hawaii State FCU purchased the former Melim building in July 2020 and underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit to consolidate more than 240 employees across multiple office locations. The credit union worked with several local contractors, including Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. as general contractor and Hiarchy LLP as architect, to complete the extensive demolition and renovation of the building’s interior and improvements to the building’s façade. The credit union enlisted the help of ZGF International for the interior design.

“We’re thankful for the partnerships we’ve built with these reputable companies and I’m thankful to them for helping us make our vision for Hawaii State FCU’s new headquarters a reality,” added Rosen. “We first embarked on our new headquarters journey at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, which understandably, provided some challenges. I’m proud of our team for all of their hard work over the past three years and I’m looking forward to our continued growth as an organization.”

For a list of Hawaii State FCU branch locations or for more information, please visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.


About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) was founded in 1936. Serving state, city and county employees as well as non-profits and select businesses and their families across the state, Hawaii State FCU has more than 125,000 members and $2.3 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services on Oahu and Maui. For more information, visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.

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