The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. Because SECU serves state employees, its locations are considered both financial and government facilities. Accuracy, clarity and privacy are essential expectations of banking and financial service providers. Thoughtfully designing spaces with high-performance acoustic ceiling systems can enhance these valuable attributes as well as foster staff productivity and satisfaction, and create less stressful environments for clients and more welcoming facilities for the community.
As SECU’s architect of record, Summit Design and Engineering Services has designed new construction and renovations for at least 45 branch offices. For eight locations, including the new Granite Quarry branch office, Summit selected and specified Rockfon’s high-performance acoustic stone wool and metal ceiling panels for the interiors, durable metal ceilings for the exteriors, and suspension ceiling systems for both.
Providing consistent quality across multiple applications, Rockfon’s complete ceiling solution creates a contemporary and comfortable financial service facility for SECU’s staff and member clients. Ceiling panels with a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.90 or higher are categorized as the best performance for decreasing reverberation and echoes and increasing speech intelligibility in a room. Quiet spaces also allow staff to better concentrate on focused tasks and conversations, improving accuracy and clarity. Reducing distractions and unwanted noise also lessens physiological responses to stress, supporting healthier spaces and contributing to the well-being of both employees and clients.
State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), Granite Quarry branch office
Granite Quarry, NC