New construction 9,500 sf
Construction cost: $1.5M
South Portland, ME
PDT Architects designed this freestanding credit union operations center as a design/build project for Wright/Ryan Construction. The building is a "back-of-house" facility that does not serve the public directly.
PDT worked with the TruChoice staff on space planning so that the small footprint would yield the most efficient work flow. A centrally located workroom houses printing, copying, and mailing equipment. An employee area includes a kitchen and outdoor patio. Shower facilities support a corporate wellness program. The client chose the finishes and furnishings.
Exterior materials and landscaping were chosen for low cost and ease of maintenance. Specialized systems include a security system, a redundant mechanical system to ensure 24/365 operations, as well as a natural gas emergency generator.
Photo credit: © Sandy Agrafiotis