The design brief from the client for this location was efficiency in both budget and employee count. It replaced an older facility the bank had previously occupied, and they asked Rogers-Ford to provide a design that was more visible. We also worked with them and the Historic Preservation Review Board to ensure that the building fit within the fabric of the the Old Town district.
The tower at the corner marks the entry and acts as the sign for the bank. The exterior and interior materials were from the same palette as the other branches, specifically the same soft-colored handmade brick, the metal roof and the color selections. Just as in the Nacogdoches branch we designed, we concentrated on similarity in interior and exterior finishes, reinforcing the bank’s corporate identity, but keeping in mind the demographics and location.