Our first ground up project for Bethpage, this colorful building continues to evolve the possibilities for future branches. Versatile materials such as Aluminum Composite Material paneling and split face block allow for interesting structural curves and accents. Inside clients will find such favorites as the TV lounge as well as the new Community Room open to local meetings and events.
Charged with designing a branch that would harmonize with local architecture, JRS delivered a shingle-style building reflecting the early 20th century summer homes famous in the region. This project was bestowed with an Archi award for Excellence in Architecture by the Long Island AIA.
JRS used Green Globes building practices for COB’s new prototype branch. Exterior panels of recycled metals and natural stone are durable and maintenance free. Interior elements include low-flow plumbing, programmable HVAC, and wall coverings, flooring, and a metallic ceiling of recycled content. Partial 2-story design creates a sense of space greater than the small footprint would normally allow.
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.
The materials used in this new ground-up branch are contemporary and cost effective while the appearance is crisp with a welcoming residential feel. Traditional design elements include colonnade entrances with pediments, large mullion windows, and themes are further developed and expanded in the bank’s warm opulent interior. A prominent design feature and comforting amenity for customers is the working gas fireplace.
Described as a cross between a library and a ski chalet, our team drew from the late-19th century American Romanesque for the building’s substantial overall structure while the cozy, living room interior includes such amenities as a working fireplace, customer lounge and widescreen TV.
Planned as a premier Long Island location, the branch’s themes of bounty and stability are richly expressed through its geometric structures as well as a visual feast of terrazzo, embossed ceilings, woven wood inlays, palm-leaf carpet and bronze accent pieces.
By day, the four-story minimalist building done in stark white, stainless steel and glass draws admiration from the street. At night this branch transforms into a lively Times-Square-style billboard with its unlimited color pallet changing as new messages flash across a computer-controlled LED sign.
Drawing from the character of the host community, this new branch incorporates Colonial style with related influences. The entrance - porticos with pediment - is one of many period features. Multi-pane windows with shutters, is an early American interpretation as is the roof’s cupola topped with the bank’s signature weathervane. Enthused with our design, the town changed the original setback for maximum street visibility.