Menemsha Showcases Full Array of Services in Design/Construction Project for Premier America Credit Union

PACU09Menemsha Solutions has completed a design/construction project for Premier America Credit Union (PACU) in Houston, establishing a refreshed brand identity for the institution that will roll out to its full network of branches in California and Texas.

The opening of the west Houston PACU branch exemplified the benefits of Menemsha’s Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methodology. Three divisions—Survey, Architecture, and Construction—were involved in the project. IPD enabled them to coordinate services, maximize communication, and streamline scheduling.

In this instance, the goal was to incorporate regional vernacular influences in an architectural branding program that could extend to the credit union’s growing network of branches.

Menemsha Survey did the field work, surveying an existing space that was unusually long and narrow. Menemsha Architecture’s branding specialists, working closely with the client, established a brand identity that integrated PACU’s cultural values of transparency, partnership, and service to local communities. (PACU is a member-owned financial institution that prides itself on support of the communities it serves.)

The Menemsha architectural team created a design that utilized clean, timeless forms and a variety of colors blended with modern shapes, including uniquely styled soffits. The team solved the design challenge of the branch’s long “shotgun” shape by introducing interior flying beams and smaller, open spaces within the full 2,200-square-foot space. The design imparted exceptional versatility to the branch, heeding PACU’s desire to maximize the use of their sites. By day, it’s a financial institution with a clear customer journey; by night, the space is used for financial training, seminars, and workshops.

Menemsha Construction implemented the build-out, illustrating how Menemsha Solutions serves its clients with a full suite of integrated services, starting with ROM budget estimating and continuing through facility survey, branding, architectural design, and construction administration.

About Menemsha
Menemsha provides award-winning architecture and interior design, facility survey and assessment, and a full array of general contracting services. Established in 1992, Menemsha has delivered thousands of successful projects to both private and public sector clients throughout North America and internationally. Menemsha’s reputation is built on innovation, technical excellence, and outstanding delivery.