ICON Credit Union
After an extensive re-branding exercise, Icon Credit Union contacted LCA Architects to further the establishment of their new corporate identity in the Treasure Valley with their first completely new facility in nearly 50 years.
The 5,000 square foot branch pairs a functional and efficient layout with carefully considered security and access features. Amenities include a community room for members and the public, with access both during and after hours. When required, separation between financial and public functions is achieved via a shared vestibule, lockable moving panels, and access controlled doors. Break room and restroom functions are located to serve both functions simultaneously. The design provides quick, easy employee access to all functions within the branch at all times.
The building forms emerged from the active lines of the new Icon logo. A central gable is flanked by sloped, cantilevered roof planes, as if the building is poised to take flight. Brick grounds the building, representing stability, and composite metal panel accents recall Icon’s corporate colors. Thoughtfully placed glazing provides generous daylight. Airfoil blades control heat gain and glare along southern exposures, and provide accents above the entry and facing the public road to the north. Integrated backlit signage provides vibrant identity in harmony with the structure.