Crestron AV Solutions allow Flexible Meeting Spaces at Federal Home Loan Bank SF

Crestron AV Solutions allow Flexible Meeting Spaces at Federal Home Loan Bank SF

INTRODUCTION

FHLBank San Francisco is a cooperatively-owned wholesale bank helping local lenders in Arizona, California, and Nevada create opportunity and change lives for the better.

The New York-based company creates services using innovative methods, attention to detail, and craftsmanship to deliver the best experience for its customers. FHLB has 11 U.S. government-sponsored banks that provide liquidity to the members of financial institutions to support housing finance and community investment. made up of smart, hard-working bankers who are committed to forging new relationships, experiences, communities, partnerships, and solutions.


48,000 sq ft. - 7 floors

Over 25 new audio visual rooms including executive conference rooms, offices, huddle, training rooms, and a divisible Briefing Room. The project completed on time and on budget.

THE CHALLENGE


FHLB's new 48,000-square-foot administrative hub, the financial institution’s management team sought to create a space where employees would have the opportunity to work collectively in a flexible workspace. As FHLBSF considered the design of their new hybrid offices, they viewed a technologically infused working environment as an essential investment to engage and retain employees while also attracting new ones.
FHLB’s approach was “people first, technology second.” The office design needed to prioritize the employee experience and empower them to focus on what they enjoy while automating the rest.

THE SOLUTION

FHLB partnered with collaboration services provider Creation Networks and designers at Gensler Architects to adapt a technology standard that would foster a more collaborative and productive office environment. As an office standardized on Zoom, Crestron’s ability to seamlessly integrate and support the software made the Crestron Flex Digital Workplace Platform an easy selection.


Rooms Types 

  • Executive Briefing Center

  • Executive floor

  • Huddle rooms

  • Café spaces

  • Small / medium conference rooms

  • large conference rooms

THE TECHNOLOGY

BHLBSF’s customers are the beneficiaries of engaged and motivated employees. The goal of the new office was to create a work experience that would be a favorite for employees; a place anyone would want to work. Crestron technology within the office allows team members to collaborate and embrace the opportunity of a hybrid work schedule. With Crestron Flex, it is easy for employees to collaborate with their teams and remote workers while remaining productive. The range of the Crestron Flex platform allowed FHLBSF to embrace different form factors to scale the audio and video experience appropriately for every space.


In FHLBSF’s busy office, the Crestron and Room Scheduling Panels help foster a productive work environment where employees can book rooms like a hotel. Employees have embraced the scheduling system, structuring meeting room usage and streamlining management of these spaces. For the health and safety of employees, wave sensors were also installed to eliminate touchpoints as employees move through the office. FHLBSF employees were able to quickly learn to use the technology and now they see it as a natural extension of their workplace.


Solutions Used

  • Crestron Room Reservation

  • Video Conferencing

  • Crestron Control & Video

  • Biamp Audio

  • Vaddio Camera Control

  • LCD Video Displays

  • Planar LCD Video Wall

FHLBSF worked with Creation Networks to fully integrate every piece of Crestron technology, driving how the office functions and performs for employees. The audiovisual experience is consistent throughout the office, creating an engaging experience in common spaces and more. Music plays throughout the office to enhance the ambiance for employees as they go about their day.

The new office space features many customized finishes and unique amenities such as a wellness room, lounges with displays and cable, and a café on each floor which serves as a unique space for teams to connect. In the café, one large display show sports games and news programming, in addition to corporate branding and advertising content. To boost morale and show appreciation for employees, FHLBSF also displays company signage to acknowledge work anniversaries, significant events, and more.

RESULTS

FHLBSF provides critical funds to financial institutions to support housing finance and community investment. Therefore, it is imperative to deploy technology that is built to support mission-critical applications. With Creation Networks as a partner, FHLBSF has a secure and scalable AV platform that they can depend on. Not only does Crestron technology instill confidence in their team, but it allows all employees to focus on their customers and successfully drive value in other areas of the company.

“THE SUCCESS OF THIS INSTALL WAS LARGELY DUE TO THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN BLUE FOUNDRY AND OUR TEAM. THEIR INVOLVEMENT HELPED US AS AN INTEGRATOR TO COORDINATE THROUGH THE WAVES OF SOLUTION CHANGES AND BRING THE PROJECT THE NEXT LEVEL.”
Ryan Pounds
Global Account Executive,
Creation Networks

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