Client SAC Federal Credit Union

Branch Location - 31st & Ames

Omaha, Nebraska

This project transformed an abandoned video store in a blighted area to a functional and sustainable credit union branch facility. Needing only 2,800-SF of the original 5,000-SF, the drive-thru was "blown through" the existing building to eliminate the need for a drive-up canopy and to reduce materials. The original heavily tinted glass was replaced with new clear-glass systems, to increase daylighting and visibility, with a new window added for a conference room. The lobby features an Internet kiosk, coffee bar, teller area, and lounge seating. The exposed lobby ceiling creates a tall open space adjacent to four offices with unobstructed lobby views. A privacy screen was created from wood slats to obstruct views to the manager's office and conference room while still providing natural light.

At a glance

2,800 SF

Drive-up Canopy

Coffee Bar

Public Lobby

Manager Offices

Features

Repurposed abandoned video store

Thermal modifications

Interior Design Excellence Award, Gold Award
International Interior Design Association, Great Plains Chapter

Architectural Honor Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Design Excellence/Extended Use
AIA Nebraska

Architectural Honor Award, Distinguished Accomplishment in Excellence in Detail, Check Writing Desk
AIA Nebraska

People’s Choice Award, Distinguished Accomplishment in Excellence in Detail, Check Writing Desk
AIA Nebraska

Services

Interior Design

Space Planning