Hickam Federal Credit Union wins BIA–Hawaii Grand Award
Windward Mall branch sweeps New Commercial division
CHESTERFIELD, MO (October 30, 2019) — 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 sustainability, functionality, principles of design, value, and interior space.
As Hickam FCU’s seventh Oahu location, NewGround provided 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.
“It was an honor to be recognized by BIA-Hawaii for our work designing Hickam FCU’s Windward Mall branch,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO at NewGround. “It was a privilege to partner with them to bring their vision to life.”
NewGround is the industry leader in planning, designing, and building branded spaces for financial institutions, organizations, and retailers. With over 100 years of experience, we deliver dynamic, customized solutions for clients across North America, with a regional presence from coast to coast. For more information, visit NewGround at www.newground.com.