When it comes to construction, one thing is certain: While you may want to design and build an exuberant space with featured materials, color and lighting, it can’t be achieved without a solid footing. Site Design recently had the privilege of working on one Upstate project that has been recognized for exemplary architectural design.
On April 5, 2013, CertusBank opened its branch at 1111 Augusta Rd. in Greenville. Designed by 4240 Architecture Inc., with offices in Denver and Chicago, the 4,100-square-foot bank prototype received two accolades.
The first was the 2013 Merit Award from the Denver Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. The second came in 2014 with the Red Award given by Illinois International Interior Design Association for excellent retail design.
The warm and inviting interior of the CertusBank branch is complemented with a modern concrete and glass design, which conveys transparency and permanence. The lighting is modern and understated, according to CharterSills and Associates, the firm responsible for lighting design.
At the corner of Augusta Road and Church Street, a KFC restaurant was demolished and cleared for the bank branch. Site Design was brought in to conduct a topographic survey and perform engineering services for the one-acre site, including construction activity pollution prevention and storm water design. Site Design was also responsible for an erosion control plan and site grading plan.
Meanwhile, Bank of North Carolina announced plans in June to purchase seven branches of CertusBank, including the Augusta Road location. While regulators are still reviewing that deal, BNC Bank announced last month plans to purchase Southcoast Community Bank with 10 branches in the greater Charleston area.
Site Design welcomes BNC Bank to our community. It was an honor to work on a project noted for design excellence. We feel certain BNC Bank will find much success in the Augusta Road area – one of Greenville’s most vibrant retail and business districts.
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