Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
CT was contacted by MTE to assist with bringing a fresh look to the Lebanon branch that would be consistent with their brand and image, and how they wanted to serve their members.
CT was charged with providing programming and planning, through construction documents for an innovative design of the member services and engineering departments, as well as the entrances and associated site work.
Design elements included:
- Complete demolition and rebuild of both departments, including the entrance
- Open space concepts in both departments, including use of natural lighting
- Collaborative workspaces, including new ergonomic furniture
- New wall, floor, and ceiling treatments including sound attenuation
- New windows and doors
- New MEP systems, including designing the electrical systems to incorporate a new Microgrid project that includes a solar panel array, battery backup system, and a building management system to allow the branch office to run off of solar power.
- New sidewalks and plaza renovations, including landscaping, lighting, benches, and flagpoles
A major challenge was the need to maintain member service operations, including a drive-through capability at all times. CT addressed this challenge by identifying a vendor that supplied temporary facilities able to serve MTE’s needs, including the drive-through, as well as providing a temporary circulation plan to allow members access to the facility.