First County Bank Stamford, CT

This branch fit-out project came about because the client relocated a branch into the first floor of a multistory building. It is a compact contemporary space with very large front windows that allow a lot of light to pour in. 

Branding was integrated into several key areas of the branch. The theme is urban and modern, with some three-dimensional pops of color. There’s a corrugated art panel along the left-hand wall that shows images of downtown Stamford, with the bank’s slogan written alternately on the sides of the panel. There’s a similar panel situated above a check desk to the right as customers enter the branch. The color palette for these artworks is white, pale blue, light peach and gray. 

To balance these cooler sensibilities, we applied interior finishes such as chocolate wood paneling with backlit logo to project warmth. The pod is a combination of Corian and wood, resulting in a fresh blend of trendy and traditional. 

In addition, there is a walk-up ATM and night deposit in this full-functioning branch in a small space that had to be designed to be super compact while remaining attractive to the clientele. 

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