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Myhre Group Architects: Lacamas Credit Union

Daily Journal of Commerce

August 18th 2008

Myhre Group Architects has designed a new, 2,000-square-foot credit union in Stevenson, Wash.

The new Lacamas Credit Union features a wood-framed building with three walk-up tellers, one drive-thru teller, one drive-up ATM, an open office and a vault with a viewing room. The open lobby offers views of the Columbia River Gorge and uninterrupted sight lines of the lobby from the teller line for employees, as well as natural daylighting and cross ventilation. The lobby ceiling has dropped soffits to create a more human scale within the large space. There is also secure office space for opening new bank accounts. The building's exterior has decorative canopies to protect drive-up aisles, horizontal bands and a capped parapet at its entrance. The primarily gray stucco exterior features brick and wood panel accents. Reflecting the building's Northwest location, the design utilizes exposed raw timber, wood soffits, trim and accents.