April 10th, 2020 1:00pm
We are honored to receive the NEWH Award for Best Hospitality Space. The design of First International Bank in Chandler was a complete interior remodel. The architecture and interiors speak to the clients brand and service in the banking industry. The original design for a drive through bank had a simple cruciform layout with a vaulted axis intersected with lower scale office space. We enhanced this concept by enclosing the full length of the vault from a previous drive through canopy and letting the volumes flow together. We recreated the drive through in a smaller, more efficient fashion, much like the reconceptualized teller kiosk lobby within. Additional office spaces were afforded with this expanded interior, made modern with dark wood elements that humanize the large vaulted space.