As the nation's largest credit union financial advisory firm, First Tech has broad influence across the banking industry. In designing their new Cedar Hills location in Beaverton, Ore., they introduced a totally new customer experience. This branch was reinvented to provide a full range of services—including face-to-face, digital and self-service options.
Krownlab's Baldur Glass Mount system and Inger Pull were used to create private suites for more intimate meetings. Beyond the functional value of our hardware, Hacker Architects utilized Krownlab as a primary design element, with our Black Stainless finish contrasting dynamically with the white interior walls.
The overall effect is both visually stunning and highly functional. "When we set out to create this new branch, we asked ourselves how we could evolve the branch experience to best serve our members in their busy, fast-paced lives," said Brad Calhoun, chief retail and marketing officer at First Tech.
"Krownlab hardware is a key part of our new Cedar Hills location. We're reinventing the traditional bank branch experience."
– Chelsea Pena | First Tech Federal Credit Union
COMMERCIAL-GRADE SLIDING DOOR HARDWARE
The Baldur systems were installed by Heritage Glass, a locally owner glazier serving the Portland area since 1970. Heritage has built a reputation for precise work in both residential and commercial projects, focusing on challenging layouts and custom solutions.
A high-traffic zone like a neighborhood bank requires both precise installation and high performance. It's a demanding environment, and the hardware has to meet strict requirements. "We've installed Krownlab hardware on several jobs over the years and it always performs well", said Bob Carter, vice president at Heritage. "The hardware is top quality, looks great and is easy for our installation team to work with."
Glass installations typically require field adjustments, and Krownlab's Tru-Level System™ provides a suite of adjustment features in both the track and trolleys to handle any environment. In the end, everyone wins with a faster and more precise installation, from the property owner to the designer to the contractor.