COMMERCIAL BANK OF TEXAS
The design challenge for the new bank branch was to create a building with necessary visibility on a site that was very shallow in depth, and 8’ below the grade of the adjacent intersection.
The building and parking were shaped to use the odd space as efficiently as possible, by wrapping the parking around the building. This set the building back as far as possible, easing traffic flow and distancing the building from a retaining wall, increasing visibility.
A tower was developed at the Entry, marking it and providing clearer visibility to passing traffic.
This tower becomes part of the sign.
The exterior and interior materials were from the palette used at the Client’s other branches, specifically a soft colored handmade brick that recalls the historic downtown area of Nacogdoches, which is the oldest town in Texas. Also, the metal roof and interior finishes relate to the other existing locations. The similarity in interior and exterior finishes subtly knit the various branches into a corporate identity, but the ideas in the buildings and finishes are modified to fit the demographics and local environment of each location.
IT ALL STARTS WITH A SKETCH…
Nacogdoches Bank Branch
Commercial Bank of Texas
Cynthia Ford with Rogers-Ford, L.C.