Utilizing our 8-step discovery process, JRS partnered with the bank to erect a reduced carbon footprint branch on a designated “brownfield” site. LEED standards were applied to demolition, slab containment, recycling of construction waste and use of local and sustainable harvest materials.
An example of early 20th century bank architecture, this branch was suffering elemental damage due to window systems deterioration. JRS’s solution called for all new steel windows, custom designed to match originals in style, color, and size as well as restoration of interior finishes. In addition to the cosmetic upgrade and weather protection, overall energy efficiency has been markedly improved.
For this project, JRS worked with Chase to integrate sustainable materials and green technology into their standard branch design. Constructed according to LEED guidelines, eco-friendly components include low VOC paints, high-efficiency plumbing systems, recycled interior finishes and Energy Star office equipment and lighting.
This new branch was custom designed by JRS to reflect a historic past and to be in context with the many neighboring structures. JRS was able to selectively modify the bank’s national prototype, borrowing architectural details from local historic structures while strategically incorporating many of the bank’s materials standards. JRS also incorporated many “Green Building Practices” into this project.
Currently a Chase branch, this turn-of-the-last-century landmark and former “five-and-dime” was restored to its original character through a progressive program of adaptive reuse and preservation. Our responsibilities included all design approvals and construction management.
Located in the village’s historic district, our modifications to this 1898 structure adapted it for modern retail banking while preserving its period character. Working in concert with the Roslyn Historic Board, our restorations included a new custom window and door to match originals as well as replacement of deteriorating wood from around the building. A repainting in historic colors added the finishing touch.
Presented with a shell-only structure, our project team transformed the building into a Class-A office and operations facility. Upon entry, an abundance of natural light from the large skylights in the lobby fills the space. High-tech in all its elements, features include a central security command center and a dual function cafeteria-meeting theater with full audiovisual capabilities.