PROJECT AWARD: Design Excellence Award Office/Corporate 25,000-50,000 sf by ASID Wisconsin
MidAmerica National Bank was looking for more operational space at their main office and wanted to update their retail space with new technology and branding opportunities. Redmond’s financial design team, industry leaders in rethinking the standard concepts of brick-and-mortar, designed a new state of the art facility on their existing lot that allowed for continued operation at their existing facility throughout construction. Keeping our clients competitive in this ever-changing environment is a focal point that sets Redmond apart, and the team guided MidAmerica National Bank forward through the new trends and technology advancements in retail banking.
A welcoming two-story lobby with an open stair to the second floor is the key architectural detail that first draws in and greets customers and employees. The clerestory above the lobby allows natural lighting to flood the interior and provides a warm, inviting retail space. The clerestory also maximizes natural lighting into the interior workspaces that don’t have direct access to perimeter windows. The exterior of the building is a modern twist on a traditional building. The use of traditional brick with a traditional looking cornice is blended with the more modern metal panels and tall curtainwall windows. The use of solar shades reduce glare at interior spaces while adding interest to the exterior facade. The latest technology in the branch was incorporated to enhance the retail experience and allow tellers to become Universal Employees. As the bank moves away from the traditional model with teller stations and customer service representative desks, the new open-floor concept promotes greater interaction through the new Universal Employees who handle a greater variety of customer requests.
Photos by: Chris McGuire Photography