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Pentagon Federal Credit Union
McLean, Virginia

  • architect Gensler
  • lighting designer The Lighting Workshop
  • general contractor HITT
  • photographer Meghan Ochs, Regional Special Projects and Photography Manager Associate at Gensler

Pen­ta­gon Fed­eral Credit Union, widely known by its abbre­vi­ated name PenFed, is the nation’s second largest fed­eral credit union with assets of $23 bil­lion and more than 1.6 mil­lion mem­bers as of July 2017. In addi­tion to a vari­ety of loans, sav­ings, and deposit accounts, PenFed also offers credit cards and other finan­cial ser­vices.

PenFed recently shifted its head­quar­ters from Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia to an 11-story build­ing in Tysons Over­look with plans for a larger expan­sion at the site. PenFed CEO James Schenck said the credit union selected Tysons Over­look for its new head­quar­ters as part of a regional search after it maxed out its space in Alexan­dria, where it had about 300 people, and in a second data center site in Chan­tilly, with another 200. The credit union wanted a site that was large enough to accom­mo­date its growth over the next decade but also in a loca­tion like Tysons that would help to retain its employ­ees and recruit new ones. PenFed also plans to open a roughly 4,000 square foot retail center on the ground floor.

Selux Inte­rior linear light­ing was used through­out (M36 LED Direct, M36 LED Direct/​Indirect, and M100 LED) — a per­fect com­ple­ment to the design of the build­ing as well as high lumi­naire effi­ciency that pro­vides excep­tional uni­for­mity through­out.

  • M36 LED is constructed from 1 7/16” (37mm) wide extruded low copper aluminum housing and die cast endcaps · Exact cut lengths, lit corners, and project-specific Configurations may be specified · Impact-resistant lenses offer controlled lighting, protect against dust, and ensure high luminaire efficiency · Modular design allows for easy access to optical chamber · Available with LED Optimized White acrylic lens (Flush, 37mm Drop, or 6mm Light Up), Clear lens with Microprism inlay, Symmetrical LMO lens, 5° Asymmetrical LMO lens, 20° Asymmetrical LMO lens, Batwing LMO, and Comfort Louver with a variety of finishes Selux My White Tunable White technology allows for CCT and output control between 2700K and 6500K with 90CRI minimum M36 LED Regressed lighting offers the advantages a hidden light source and energy efficiency · Regressed lighting attractively fits into any kind of ceiling and can be applied for commercial, retail, and various other applications to transform general lighting into something special
  • M100 LED is constructed from 3 15/16" (100mm) wide extruded low copper aluminum housing and die cast endcaps · Exact cut lengths, lit corners, and project-specific Configurations may be specified · Impact-resistant lenses offer controlled lighting, protect against dust, and ensure high luminaire efficiency · Modular design allows for easy access to optical chamber · Available with LED Optimized White acrylic lens, Clear lens with Microprism inlay, or (Direct only) Symmetrical LMO lens, 5° Asymmetrical LMO lens, 20° Asymmetrical LMO lens, and Batwing LMO Selux My White Tunable White technology allows for CCT and output control between 2700K and 6500K with 90CRI minimum M100 LED Regressed lighting offers the advantages a hidden light source and energy efficiency. Regressed lighting attractively fits into any kind of ceiling and can be applied for commercial, retail, and various other applications to transform general lighting into something special
  • Taking on a new form, the M-Series LED product range is available in standard shapes. Direct and Recessed fixtures in M36, M60, and M100 are available in Square, Rectangle, Triangle, and Hexagon shapes, with 1', 2', 3', or 4' leg lengths. Mix and match to create unique lighting patterns!
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