Second Federal - Historic Bank Rehab
DesignBridge was selected by Self-Help Credit Union to lead the design and the rehabilitation of Second Federal Savings and Loan, a historic bank building constructed in the early 1930s located in Little Village at the corner of Pulaski and 26th street.
The proposed design features exterior improvements and incorporates new program requirements such as offices, a loan servicing area and a new community center used for financial education seminars. The design is anchored by 2 new desks formed of polished concrete, which, with sweeping forms that reflect the sculptural shapes within the existing historical plaster ceiling, help define the loan servicing and teller areas. The design strives to bring together the new with the old into a cohesive design that will appear as though they could have been conceived at the same time.