Hickam Federal Credit Union Wins BIA-Hawaii Grand Award

Windward Mall branch sweeps New Commercial division


CHESTERFIELD, Mo., October 30, 2019–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated Hickam Federal Credit Union’s (FCU) winning design for their Windward Mall branch in the New Commercial division at the BIA–Hawaii Building Industry Design & Construction Awards.



This award is presented to a commercial project up to 7,500 square feet for its attention to details through special amenities or design features. Projects are judged based on creativity, materials used, visual appeal, environmental and sustainability, functionality, principles of design, value, and interior space.

As Hickam FCU’s seventh Oahu location, NewGround provided design and construction management services for the 2,054 square foot branch located inside Windward Mall in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Utilizing vibrant colors, shapes, and patterns in the floor, walls, and ceiling materials, the well-illuminated interior draws the Windward community into the branch to experience personalized member services. The new branch features an inviting, contemporary glass storefront with a colorful ATM area for after-hours use.

Amenities include interactive teller pods with cash recyclers, custom member service stations, mortgage loan services, and space for investment and retirement advice.

“It was an honor to be recognized by BIA-Hawaii for our work designing Hickam FCU’s Windward Mall branch,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO at NewGround. “It was a privilege to partner with them to bring their vision to life.”


About NewGround

NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Serving Others, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at www.newground.com.


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