Clayco and Forum Studio served as the design-builder for the expansion of South Division Credit Union’s Evergreen Park drive-thru facility. The existing facility operated drive-up and teller services only. The expansion more than doubles the original size and allows credit union members easier access to a full range of financial products and services all in one location and with enhanced, modern service capabilities.
Project plans called for a modern glass and stone exterior that features high clerestory windows, a spacious lighted entrance and a unique blend of stone, stucco and architectural concrete reminiscent of the classic Illinois “prairie style,” but with more modern colors, materials and lines. Inside, the use of glass and dramatic heights adds to the sense of spaciousness, welcoming members to utilize and explore state-of-the-art banking equipment, private financial counseling and the credit union’s customary refreshment center.
The project is on a fast-track schedule with the drive-thru facility fully functioning throughout construction. South Division Credit Union operates five other branch offices in Chicago in addition to the Evergreen Park main office and this nearby drive-thru facility.