State Bank of Waterloo – Columbia

Columbia, IL

4,300 sf new construction - branch


Located in Columbia, Illinois, the State Bank of Waterloo sought the services of The Redmond Company to build a new bank branch for their growing organization.


Totaling 4,300 sf, this single story branch incorporated a clerestory into the design to provide ample daylighting to the facility, an essential design element called daylight harvesting. It is used, along with exterior views, to keep employees engaged and focused while also increasing productivity and inspiration.


Other branch features:  Instead of a traditional teller line, the bank’s interior utilizes a modern cash bar design to provide superior service to its customers. The open concept design offers expansive views of the interior, allowing the integrated marketing graphics and interactive areas to be unobstructed. Situated on a challenging site with four-sides of architectural requirements, Redmond’s team carefully devised a site plan to maximize the bank’s visibility on the property while maintaining a good traffic flow for customers.


Photos by: Sarah Carmody, Carmody Creative Photography