Hickam Federal Credit Union Wins BIA–Hawaii Grand Award

on "November 13, 2019 8:34 am"

NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated Hickam Federal Credit Union’s (FCU) winning design for their Windward Mall branch in the New Commercial division at the BIA–Hawaii Building Industry Design & Construction Awards.

This award is presented to a commercial project up to 7,500 square feet for its attention to details through special amenities or design features. Projects are judged based on creativity, materials used, visual appeal, environmental and hickamBIAawardsustainability, functionality, principles of design, value, and interior space.

As Hickam FCU’s seventh Oahu location, NewGround partnered with EH Architecture to provide design and construction management services for the 2,054 square foot branch located inside Windward Mall in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Utilizing vibrant colors, shapes, and patterns in the floor, walls, and ceiling materials, the well-illuminated interior draws the Windward community into the branch to experience personalized member services. The new branch features an inviting, contemporary glass storefront with a colorful ATM area for after-hours use.

Amenities include interactive teller pods with cash recyclers, custom member service stations, mortgage loan services, and space for investment and retirement advice.