KeyPoint Credit Union Branch Features Unique Design
KeyPoint Credit Union customers are enjoying the new Cupertino branch with its convenient location and unique curved design elements. Located in a new building in Cupertino Village at 10815 N. Wolfe Road, the 2,600 square foot build out completed by Toeniskoetter Construction is both elegant and welcoming. Click here to see more photos of the project.
KeyPoint Credit Union partnered with Toeniskoetter Construction on the interiors of its new Cupertino branch. “Their professional management and excellent communication ensured completion on time on budget. We are very happy with both the look and functions of the new retail space and have received many compliments.”
The real star of the show is the suspended curvature ceiling. Conceived by JBC Architect’s Jim Crawford, it is a fabricated grid and mesh accent that suggests an undulating wave.
Of course, “conceiving” and “constructing” are two different animals, as Brett Johnson, Project Manager for Toeniskoetter Construction, pointed out. “The concept was beautiful, but there are also fire sprinklers and lights that must work in order to meet code. We had to incorporate those into the design and make sure they would still activate properly.”
Another hurdle was to ensure that the weight of the design feature would be supported by the T-bar ceiling. “This was something new for us,” Johnson explained, “but worked closely with the architect and our engineers, and it all came together. The end result is quite impressive.”
Other design elements throughout the building echo the curvature in the ceiling. The glass walls of the conference room are curved, as is the soffit over the teller stations. The look is also carried through on the floor, with custom tile and carpet. The architect’s design was inspired by the new circular Apple complex across the street. “It’s always exciting to bring an architectural vision to life,” said Johnson.
Visitors will recognize the typical teller-line layout with an open financial services area, a member waiting area, two offices, and a conference room. There is also an additional work space, employee lounge, restrooms, and a data closet/ATM room.