On a site that once was a part of Moline’s industrial riverfront, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union invested in the future with a new twenty-five million dollar headquarters. The 90,000 s.f., four-story facility sits on the banks of the Mississippi and represents a high-quality development and corporate headquarters. Russell provided complete program management services while acting as the design/builder to assist IHMVCU in project definition, programming, site analysis, municipal entitlement coordination and pro forma development. The LEO A DALY-designed building was designed to reflect an employee-centered culture.
The 92,000-sf facility consolidated about 300 employees from other locations and serves as the center of operations among the company’s 13 locations in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. A three-story atrium faces the Mississippi River and uses its sweeping views of the river valley to encourage occupants to take the stairs. The atrium is illuminated by a digital multiplex system that expresses the IHMVCU brand through LED lighting. The lighting can also be changed to reflect special occasions such as turning red, white, and blue on the Fourth of July.
The building’s nearly translucent north facade and punched windows on the other three building faces (which together use more than 600 panes of glass) make interior daylighting possible. Headquarters amenities include a fitness area, cafe, indoor and outdoor community spaces, lounges, fireplaces, and supplies for post-workday events or entertaining clients.
The building also includes a fitness center, large community room, collaboration areas, outdoor walking paths, and access to MetroLINK, the Channel Cat water taxi and the bike path.