CFCU Community Credit Union | Transformation Center

A 2 story bank lobby with bright white walls, gray tile floors, sky blue and wooden accents and decorated with modern furniture is inclosed by 2 floors of offices, and is illuminated by large pane windows and an array of hanging globe lights. The renovated historic bank hall is located on the commons in Ithaca, Ny and is focused on new technology, including a large TV, computers, and iPads for customers to use.

HOLT and CFCU Community Credit Union worked together to renovate 14,000sf and two stories of a historic bank building into a vibrant Transformation Center incorporating retail banking and administrative offices for 30 employees.

The renovation features an exciting new design and direction for retail banking by strategically selecting and placing technology and furniture throughout the retail space, and creating an immersive banking experience for all clients and employees. Modern design elements, contemporary finishes, lighting, bright colors, glazing, and technology-infused client service areas integrate into and enliven the historic bank hall.

Support areas flank the great hall and include conference rooms, offices, collaboration spaces, and an enclosed outdoor patio. The light-filled mezzanine with executive offices is open to the bank hall below.

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