Kindred Credit Union

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

Scope: 5 855 sf, Commercial

Year: 2017

In 2017, Facet Design Studio Ltd assisted in a renovation and addition project for Kindred Credit Union in Waterloo, Ontario. Project goals included designing a “new face” for the credit union, upgrading the roof, and designing a more open, inviting interior.


The upgraded roof and redefined office porticos uplift the building’s visual mass and appeal. The roof is equipped with photovoltaic solar panels to provide clean, eco-friendly energy to the building.


The interior features a series of illuminated drop-ceiling elements to articulate the tellers’ desks, waiting room, and individual offices. Decorative translucent textures on offices’ glass walls bring privacy while maintaining a sense of openness. A warm and inviting palette of materials and tones were used to support maximum productivity and comfort for visitors and employees, including a reclaimed barn wood coffee table and accent wall, decorative fireplace, and a stylish chair and chesterfield set.

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