AIA Nebraska People's Choice Award
SAC's New Headquarters
Bellevue, Nebraska, October 7, 2013 – The People’s Choice Award for distinguished accomplishment in excellence in unbuilt design by the AIA Nebraska/A Society of the American Institute of Architects was awarded to Leo A. Daly for the design of the SAC Federal Credit Union, Corporate Headquarters.
SAC Federal Credit Union’s new corporate headquarters is located in Papillion, Nebraska. The building will house all of SAC’s back-office and support services while also serving as a branch to serve the Papillion and Sarpy County Community. The design of the building is functional and welcoming. The building is grounded with a solid black brick base that houses the public functions of the facility: retail branch, community room and four-story vertical atrium and continuous stair. Resting on this base are the corporate departments within a unitized curtain wall system that opens to the community by cantilevering out toward a highly visible city intersection.
Interior materiality is simple and honest, featuring an exposed cast-in-place concrete core and naturally finished hardwoods. The atrium unitized curtain wall system is structurally supported by nine, 30-inch deep, 60-foot tall white oak glulam columns that are pin connected by knife plates on each end. These columns create a peaceful open atrium to be enjoyed by the community in the open atrium and the SAC community room located just off the atrium.
The building is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The linear building footprint runs east-west to take advantage of solar benefits. The project implements several eco-friendly design approaches including a geo-thermal well system, radiant heating, chilled beam radiant cooling, day lighting controls and 100 percent LED site lighting.
The new SAC Federal Credit Union headquarters is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.
About the Credit Union
SAC Federal Credit Union is Nebraska’s largest locally-owned credit union. Recognized for its community involvement, SAC FCU is committed to providing safety, soundness and convenience to its membership. The credit union is community-chartered and serves Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Saunders Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison Counties in Iowa. The credit union has assets of over $650 million, over 75,000 members and offers a full line of personal and business banking products.