Maximizing impact; new design for a small credit union branch
RATIO wrote this on Jul 25

New direction, new images of a  community-focused branch for Community Savings Credit Union.

Our concept for a  relocated community credit union branch in a  1400 s.q ft. space delivers intimate, member-dedicated spaces allowing for more personal interactions in comfort and privacy. The small branch tactic is part of the answer for a financial institution’s growth strategy. Smaller branches in more locations allow for  increased branding, service, cost-savings  and member accessibility.  Our  impetus for this new space was to create a vibrant and supportive environment in keeping with Community Savings’ ethos of empowering people in the working community with advice that is in their best interest.

Design for credit union branch under 1500 sq ft

The photos on this page are first looks at the completed Community Savings Branch in Port Coquitlam.

Here is a link to our previous post featuring design drawings: DESIGN DECISIONS FOR AGILE, MEMBER FOCUSED COMMUNITY SAVINGS


About RATIO and credit union branch design:

Our team has provided architectural, interior design and planning services to credit unions for over 50 years.  See our Distinctive Thinking piece on  how Credit Unions community branch design helps deliver on brand promise and high-value transactions. Recent and ongoing projects include: Island Savings Branch of the Future, award winning design on the downtown branch of Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union, refresh of Greater Vancouver Community Credit Union’s brand and branch template, integrated consulting on all Vancity branches and the  forward-thinking branch concept  for First West Credit Union through their Envision Financial brand.

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