Due to the extensive growth experienced by Zeal Credit Union, the company decided to add an additional 54,000 sf its headquarters in Livonia, Michigan. The building, originally built in 1973, includes convenient underground employee parking.
The interior work was inclusive of a complete fit-out; all finishes, lighting fixtures and FF+E selections were included in the space planning process. The exterior is a completely new design with a skin made of a metal panel curtainwall, which uses an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) in order to provide the exterior walls with an insulated, water resistant, finished surface while integrating multiple composite materials.
Challenges arose during this renovation as the building was originally constructed as a per-engineered metal building (PEMB), which encompasses a weight limit when adding to the original structure. This required additional structural support for the new skin to be added to some structural members.