NewGround & Hickam Federal Credit Union Win Award


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.”

NewGround is an international, award-winning architecture, design, and delivery firm, providing dynamic, experiential, market-driven environments. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Toronto, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the US. For more information, visit NewGround at

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