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First Bank in Marquette, MI

First Bank in Marquette Michigan desired a 2-story solution for prominence on the site.  The Redmond Company’s solution is a unique building with a street frontage unlike any other building in Marquette.

Currently in a facility about a mile down the road that is dated and no longer meets their space or employee needs, First Bank was looking for something with a “WOW” factor to compete with the other financials in town. The design developed by Redmond is an update to the bank’s current traditional aesthetic and business model.

The architectural details are a mix of modern and traditional – a “transitional” aesthetic.  It has the forms and materials one would typically associate with a bank, such as heavy masonry and traditional detailing, with a mix of a modern edge, openness, and rounded forms.  The sloped roofs are functional but also provide an architectural cap to the masonry.

Being in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, climate consideration was important to First Bank and the new facility’s design reflects this in the details.  Sloped roofs, solid mass wall construction, and strategic fenestration serve to keep snow out and heat in.

Construction of the 18,700-sf facility begins in May 2020.

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Veridian Credit Union – Ansborough Facility in Waterloo, IA

The goal of this 2019 Veridian Credit Union project is to freshen up the look of an outdated building and give the branch an architecturally interesting exterior.  This is Veridian Credit Union’s original branch dating back to the 1970s, and while there was a recent interior remodel, the exterior has not been updated in over 40 years.

This project gives prominence to the main entry with a new metal panel portal.  In rethinking the front entry, the solution was both aesthetic as well as functional. It addresses an addition done to the building in the 1990s, which created some confusion as to where members should enter the building. The old standing seam metal façade treatment is being replaced with bright and fresh fiber cement panels.

Managing lead times will be top of mind for our project management team, as much of the project will be coordinating with subcontractors for materials. Locally sourced stone and materials are being used.

This exterior remodel, with small front entry additional and renovation, includes new landscaping to update the credit union’s building. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.

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Itasca Bank & Trust – Main Office Renovation

The Redmond Company has the pleasure to work with the Itasca Bank & Trust in redesigning their existing main office.  The building in Itasca, Illinois, consists of two stories of retail lobby space with back of house administrative functions.  Redmond used their expertise in financial institutions to observe a few deficiencies within the existing building.

With adjusting the interior space, Redmond was able to successfully achieve a more efficient space by cutting down on excess circulation space, and increase the safety of the individuals entering the building by relocating the main entrance.  These two objectives provided the following: less blind spots within the retail space for better security, minimized circulation space which allowed future employee space, and increased retail curb presence by relocating the entrance.

The Redmond Company excels in providing financial institutions a design that will maximize employee safety, functionality, and retail presence, and Itasca Bank & Trust is an example of this expertise.  Give us a call to see what we can do for you!

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UFCU Lemmon Valley

The new 2,500-square foot design is the prototype for the Reno-area United Federal Credit Union.   This will be the first implementation of the 2,500-square foot prototype model which was created by the financial design experts at The Redmond Company. By implementing this prototype design at each new location in the area as they grow their organization through their branch deployment process, UFCU will be able to dramatically reduce their costs and maximize their budget. Rather than re-design a new building for each new site, the team utilizes the same basic concept and makes modifications to the building size as needed to appropriately fit the site’s size, topography, and access points. Additionally, depending on zoning requirements and municipal regulations, modifications can be made to the exterior facade, if needed, to meet any architectural guidelines required by the community. The Lemmon Valley location will be a brand-new ground-up branch facility utilizing the prototype design in a highly-trafficked and high-visibility area of Reno.   The Redmond Company is honored to have been selected for more than 20 projects for UFCU. We look forward to continuing our relationship on many additional projects in the coming years.   UFCU Projects by The Redmond Company:  
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Pranke Retail

Pranke Retail Johnson Creek rendering After the successful completion of several other projects for Mike Pranke and his development team, The Redmond Company was again selected for the design and construction of this new multi-tenant retail development in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. Located adjacent to a major shopping area, the building will house four or five tenants, including two restaurants in the endcap locations, within its 8,900-square feet. Carefully positioned on a 1-acre site, the building will feature detailed architecture on all four sides. The site brings several challenges, including a large wetland area and significant grade changes, requiring the use of retaining walls in the site design. The site is bordered by streets on three sides, thus requiring zoning setbacks and further challenging Redmond’s site planners to develop an efficient yet aesthetically-pleasing layout. Construction on this project is expected to begin in late summer 2017, with completion estimated for spring 2018.
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