Project information

  • Addition and renovation 3,010 sf

  • Construction Cost: $650K

  • Completed 2014

Portland, ME


BEFORE: The gray-on-gray Washington Avenue branch as it was when Cumberland County Federal Credit Union bought it.

AFTER: The fresh colors of the brand and a desire for a crisper exterior drove the exterior renovation.  The apple symbol refers to the original founders of the credit union—a group of local teachers.

AFTER: This branch is much more visible and attractive than the old, and more convenient to visit.

The branding color scheme is carried to the inside, with light finishes and wine-colored accents.

Glass-walled offices around the lobby and teller line allow for increased supervision and borrowed light.

This stucco building, originally a Sun Savings and Loan, received a complete renovation with a new entry, exterior insulation, and siding. The interior received a new banking hall, teller line, and offices. The entry tower and lobby wall are clad in TRESPA Panels. The visual brand boundary is stretched by the symbol for the credit union, the apple, which appears on the tower in a more contemporary backlit reverse-cut version than the more traditional branch design.

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Photo credit: © Sandy Agrafiotis

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