Velocity Credit Union
Braker Lane Branch, Slaughter Lane Branch
Braker: Approx. 4,000 SF - $1.4m - 8/04
Slaughter: Approx. 4,000 SF - $1.4m - 5/05
AGC Design-Build Award
Each branch is located in Austin, Texas. New construction.
The similar plan and appearance of these two Velocity branches serve as a prototypical design instantly recognizable to the public as the Velocity Credit Union. The design intent was to create an iconic building that would welcome a new, younger demographic into the credit union's already well established clientele.
Sustainability was important in all phases of the projects and has continued to be a priority to Velocity's corporate character. The finished buildings achieved a 2-star rating in the Austin Energy's Green Building Program with the mechanical system exceeding the State Energy Code by 40%. Daylighting is provided by a clerestory open to the lobby and maximixed throughout by use of interior glass office-fronts. Recycled or recyclable materials were chosen to minimize toxicity and reflect the team's desire to create truly people-friendly buildings.