My (work) team moves to Bellevue

We moved over the weekend to a new campus. It’s taken a few days to get used to the new Advanta campus. And the new phone system is full of gadgets and gizmos including a headset that hooks into your primary computer instead of the phone itself. The old delay when someone answers is gone too. I used to have to guess when someone outside the corporate network answered the phone because I could not hear them at first.

The company has been feeding us lunch as the cafeteria and one of the other buildings are not finished. I’m on the north side of the building and there is a city park. Well, it will be a park after the construction guys finish. Right now you can’t get to it because they have trailers blocking the way. But when I groused about the park not being finished, some of the ladies on my team said they like watching the busy construction scene. It is interesting.

Here are some pictures:


Advanta  Advanta2 

This is how dark and cloudy it was Monday morning when I arrived. The promotion picture of course shows the building in a sunny, cloudless day. ;o)

Advanta3 Advanta4

The space is state of the art with lots of space to meet, collaborate, and share a cup o’ joe. But the offices are smaller. Still, in my first day I’m not getting headaches from the off gassing that happened in other new buildings I’ve moved into. That’s probably because this is a ‘green’ building which takes advantage of materials and floor covering that don’t use as much chemically active stuff as in the past.

Marvel-Heroes-Poster The theme of our building will be Marvel comics. So there is a naming contest going on to name the conference rooms. I’ve submitted Captain America, Spiderman, and the Hulk as my nominations and I have this Marvel Comic poster on my hallway window.

Oh, and I’m on the fifth floor so I’ll start doing the stairs again. This morning I’ve walked up and down twice so far. Maybe by time the next conference comes around I’ll be in better shape, Marvel superhero shape.  :o)


About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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7 Responses to My (work) team moves to Bellevue

  1. daphne says:

    It looks really good! We don’t have campuses here – so i am amazed!
    love, daphne

  2. Rambling says:

    Oh man!  Manomanoman.  Those are exactly who *I* would have chosen had I that opportunity!  Spiderman and Captain America..never mind the Hulk!  It can’t GET any better than that!!  A man after my own heart!  You go!

  3. Lizzie-Beth4Him says:

    Very nice "new campus". 

  4. L says:

    Is this new location any further in commute? Hope not for your sake. Looks like a nice campus. Hey keep taking the stairs….easy exercise and good for a nice looking tush :-)

  5. JaAG says:

    My commute goes from 1 mile to 5 miles. And the route is slow going with 25 mph most of the way and lots of lights and stop signs. But I might just walk up to the old campus and take a shuttle most days.

  6. Rambling says:

    I love Marvel comics or did I already indicate that?  You rule!

  7. Cassie says:

    Wow! Looks very nice. Marvel comics! That is way cool.

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