NewGround and Hickam Federal Credit Union Win

BIA Grand Award for Commercial Details


CHESTERFIELD, Mo., November 13, 2018–NewGround, a St. Louis-based experiential architecture, design, and delivery firm, recently celebrated its award-winning recognition in Commercial Details for Hickam Federal Credit Union (FCU) during the annual BIA-Hawaii Building Industry Design & Construction Awards.



This award is provided to a commercial project for its attention to details with special amenities or design features. Features can range from special carpet to garage doors to lighting design. Projects are judged based on creativity, materials used, visual appeal, environmental and sustainability, functionality, principles of design, value, and interior space.

Hickam FCU received the highest point value in the Commercial Details Division.

Focused on functionality and collaboration, NewGround designed Hickam FCU’s 32,000 square-foot headquarters with a substantial use of high-performance insulated glass. The upper fascia includes a composite metal panel system with integrated sunshades for maximum comfort and efficiency. The new building also houses a technology-forward retail branch and numerous employee amenities, a fitness center, collaboration areas, and privacy enclaves.

NewGround Senior Project Architect, Dean Wilcoxen, was the architect for this project.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by BIA-Hawaii for our work designing Hickam FCU’s new corporate headquarters,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO of NewGround. “It was a privilege to partner with Hickam FCU to help them 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


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