Community Credit Union|
The LaBiche Architectural Group, Inc.
7999 Gladys Avenue, #101, Beaumont, TX 77706
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Date Bid: June 2011 Construction Period: July 2011 to Apr
Total Square Feet: 3,267 Site: 1.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One. Building Size: First floor,
3,267; total, 3,267.
Building Height: First floor, 31’6”; total, 31’6”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Wood Frame Brick Veneer.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Brick. Roof: Asphalt shingles.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Fittz & Shipman Engineers - 1405 Cornerstone
Court, Beaumont, TX 77706
General Contractor: D & R Commercial Construction - P.O. Box
8605, Lumberton, TX 77657
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Lechtenberg Consulting, Inc. -
7999 Gladys Avenue, #101B, Beaumont, TX 77706
Landscape Architect: CFZ Group - 4242 Medical Drive, #5200, San
Antonio, TX 78229
The Beaumont Community Credit Union is a credit union serving the
employees of the City of Beaumont, Texas. They represent a diverse group
of citizens and wished to move and build a new credit union building,
which represented their community and its heritage. The site is located
along one of Beaumont's major streets, MLK Parkway. It was the former
location of a large feed store and grain warehouse and adjacent to the
railroad line, as were many of Beaumont's mercantile establishments
which were built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The warehouse had
long been demolished prior to the purchase of the property by the Credit
Union. Because of the site's history the exterior design is reminiscent
of an early 1900's rail station. Exterior detailing follows a
traditional Georgian style with its Doric columns and divided light
The building is situated on the site for maximum visibility from the
5-lane MLK Parkway. The building tower, over 30 feet tall, contains the
Credit Union logo and can be seen from a distance both north and south
of the site. The site is entered from a city cross street because it is
not directly accessible from MLK. The site plan is one of an organic
layout of parking and drives which is in stark contrast to the strong
lineal lines of the building. Customer and employee parking are located
in front of the building while the Credit Union's three drive-thru
windows are located at the rear of the building. The site is landscaped
with native trees and flowering shrubs indicative of the site geographic
location. Planting were designed so that the site always has seasonal
color throughout the year.
The interior of the building is a traditional design, which reflects the
exterior style of the building. Earth tone colors along with walnut
stained cabinets, doors and wood moldings add to the rich feel of the
interiors. The colors and furnishings invite customers in and give them
the feeling of being at home. Light fixtures reflect a traditional
setting and add to the richness of the furnishings. The interior spaces
include union lobby, offices, teller areas, vault, conference rooms,
restrooms and a break area. The building surrounds the lobby. The lobby
provides a natural separation between private offices and more public
spaces such as the conference and break areas.
Brick: Acme Brick Drywall: United States Gypsum
Asphalt Shingles: GAF Flooring: J & J, Mannington,
Paint: Sherwin Williams Tile: Crossville, MasterTile
Lighting: Cooper Windows, Entrances & Storefronts: