Building from the ground up allows for design efficiencies that remodels may not provide. Through thoughtful space planning, efficient structural design, affordable mechanical systems and branded finishes, TruEdge developed a prototype branch that checks every box for the credit union’s vision.
The goal was to create a space that represented exactly who Strata Credit Union is to their members and branch staff. Since opening, the branch has exceeded expectations.
Minimum Waste, Maximum Visibility
The new Bakersfield branch serves as a prototype for future Strata CU branches. Each aspect of the branch-build was conceived to provide an inviting, modern and efficient space for members and staff alike.
TruEdge designed for minimum waste by incorporating structural efficiencies, lighting controls and smart heating and cooling systems. Better site lines and maximum visibility were achieved by eliminating parking from the front of the building and adding a 27-foot entry tower with eye-catching exterior wood-look ceramic tile.
The branch includes four teller stations, a conference room, three private offices (oversized to accommodate larger families) and both a walk-up and drive-up ATM.
Each aspect of the branch-build was conceived to provide an inviting, modern and efficient space for members and staff alike.