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Lowland Credit Union

Studio Four Design, Inc.

Lowland Credit Union

Posted: March 25, 2020 | Projects

Lowland Credit Union began operations in 1953 with only $6,600 in assets. It was originally built on the site of American Enka, an old textile factory.  Currently, Lowland Credit Union is the only locally-owned financial institution in Morristown, Tennessee, and serves over 12,000 members with assets in excess of $100 million. Lowland Credit Union is the longest continuously-operating financial institution in Morristown.

In 2016, plans began to formulate for a state-of-the-art headquarters that would reflect the direction toward which the credit union wanted to move. With the help of the Studio Four Design team, the credit union achieved the concept they were looking for. The exterior of the building reflects a contemporary style, compared to the nearby buildings in downtown Morristown. The interior reflects the technology-driven concept toward which the credit union wants to move.

The design to completion was almost three years in the making, and well worth the effort. Lowland held its ribbon cutting on October 22, 2019 to a packed house, and a special guest appearance by NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace.

As President/CEO Mark Creech stated, “The collaboration between Studio Four Design, Burke-Ailey Construction (the general contractor), and the credit union was a great partnership that yielded a state-of-the-art facility that will take Lowland Credit Union well into the future.”

The contemporary style of the new building achieves that look into the future that a state-of-the art headquarters would be proud to reflect.

Roofing: Versico Roofing Systems
Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle Building Envelope
Flooring: Patcraft, Shaw, Boylu, Florida Tile
Lighting: SESCO Lighting
Elevators: United Elevator Services

Studio Four Design, Inc.
414 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902

Structural Engineer 
Prosim Engineering, LLC
240 Suncrest Street, #4
Johnson City, TN 37615

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Facility Systems Consultants, LLC
713 S. Central Street, #101
Knoxville, TN 37902

General Contractor
Burke-Alley Construction Company, Inc.
774 Kidwells Ridge Road
Morristown, TN 37816

Date Bid: Oct 2017
Construction Period: Dec 2017 to May 2019          
Total Square Feet: 9,041
Site: 1.55 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.

Building Sizes: First floor, 5,081; second floor, 3,960; total, 9,041 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 12’; second floor, 14’; total, 34’11”.  
Basic Construction Type: New/VB.

Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: Brick, storefront.
Roof: Membrane. 
Floors: Concrete, precast. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the March/April 2020 issue of DCD