By Staucia Dumont, Senior Vice President
Over 3 years ago, when Core Bank embarked on a new corporate headquarters building concept, we identified this not as a choice, but a necessity. We were simply out of space in our current locations and it was just the right time to grow Core Bank.
In 2015, we partnered with Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture. We began a Space Planning – Discovery Listening Session gathering all areas of the bank to give us feedback of their needs and desires for a more efficient and productive working environment. We looked at how a corporate headquarters would facilitate growth, match the Core Bank brand, and allow the deployment of a banking model for the future.
After we received the information from our employees, we started to consider the building design. We took time to look at a few newly constructed buildings to learn from their process to help us better understand the pros and cons to certain elements we were looking into. As we worked through the design, we kept in mind a 10 year growth plan. We worked with managers to think through how individual departments may function in 7-10 years. Would they need more or less people? Would areas become more automated? We also took a lot of time to make sure departments would be adjacent to various other lines of business, because it was essential we have our teams collaborating with one another.
Towards the end of 2016, we began our partnership with our General Contractor, Kiewit, and began the budgeting process. In May of 2017 we submitted our application for our corporate headquarters to be located at 17807 Burke Street. In July of 2017 we officially broke ground and December 2018 we moved in.
Along with the partnership of several contractors, Alley Poyner and Kiewit were instrumental in making sure the final product was exactly what we had put years of planning into. All of their hard work and dedication to allow our vision to formalize, allowed both to win awards for the Core Bank Headquarters building. Coming upon the 1 year anniversary of the move into our new headquarters, Alley Poyner’s design won an AIA Nebraska Design Award – Excellence in Interiors MERIT and Kiewit won the 2019 Build Nebraska Award for Projects $10-$20 Million (links below). Congratulations!