Bkyn Coop Federal Credit Union

Program: Commercial - Credit Union & Non-Profit
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Sq. FT: 5,000 sf
Status: Construction Documents

Brooklyn Community Federal Credit Union and Grow Brooklyn, a non-profit, is situated for almost twenty years in the heart of Bushwick, adjacent to an elevated train line, down the street from a community garden, and fellow community advocates Make the Road. This credit union and non-profit offers an innovative approach to technical services, affordable and flexible financial services, and provides for communities neglected by the banking system. Brooklyn Coop builds resiliency, wealth, and opportunity with its members. We are honored to work with this client on envisioning a new and expanded building at this site that will include more community services, center a healthy environment and workplace, and include amenities such as a green roof and courtyard green space. The building will be fully renovated and expanded vertically.

Oblique highlighting the neighborhood features that surround the credit union
View of greenroof from elevated train
Teller area near entry from Myrtle Avenue
View from Myrtle Ave
View looking from teller area to central lounge space and small interior courtyard
First floor plan area
Design color ideas featuring Bushwick
Sample of flexibility at lounge area - at times expanded for tax season and different uses
Area under open stair at teller entry zone
Second floor courtyard space with outdoor sitting areas
Second floor courtyard area with a lower wall to allow sunshine to enter into the office areas
View of courtyard - an area for staff to relax and enjoy lunch or some fresh air
Second floor plan area featuring offices and a courtyard
Axonometric of possible acoustic wall configurations
Study for offices and meeting areas at the 2nd floor with acoustic walls
Axonometric of 2nd floor offices
Study for pantry area adjacent to second floor courtyard
Small first floor courtyard bringing light into the lounge area
Lounge area featuring areas for technical help and client services
Looking to Myrtle Ave entry
Central lounge area looking toward Grove St
Floor plan featuring a possible furniture layout for the flexible lounge area