As CenterState Bank entered the Jacksonville market, they selected RS&H to develop a fresh design concept to help reinforce their brand through architectural and interior design. CenterState wanted to create a modern approach on the traditional bank design to develop a comfortable and sophisticated design that would be the beginning of a new prototype in Northeast Florida.
The floor plan consists of a large waiting area, an open area for retail banking, private offices, a teller line, a small conference room, and a break room. Many artistic elements were added to the design, like pendant lights at varying heights to create soft lighting in the waiting area’s entrance. The ceiling panels’ arc form symbolizes the arched shape in the bank’s logo and also visually breaks down the length of the open area between the door and the teller line.
A combination of varied floor materials was also used to define areas and foot traffic. Upon entering the branch, the floor material is an urban style rectilinear porcelain tile that leads up to the teller line. The non-traditional teller line was designed to be simple and modern with classic taste. Walls were treated with textured wall coverings to enhance the overall aesthetic and feel of the space and modern furniture with a rich, dark stain completed the overall design intent from start to finish.