- Patricia Wesenberg, President/CEO, Simplicity Credit Union
Streator Onized Credit Union’s growing future prompted them to engage La Macchia Group to help transform and expand their existing branch to meet the needs of their increasing membership and team. With a need for additional back-office space, the existing branch was gutted and incorporated into the back of house functions of the credit union. An addition was then constructed to provide space for the new branch lobby. In order to showcase Streator’s branded identity La Macchia Group used exterior elements with similar designs from their previous branch, also built by La Macchia Group, to create consistency across the branches.
The La Macchia design team incorporated the SOCU color scheme into the industrial open concept feel to the branch. Color changing lighting was used as a unique way to bring branded elements into the space. The focus for SOCU was to produce a work environment that reflected their brand and to create a space that encouraged employee creativity and collaboration.