A recent partnership between Domokur Architects and Westfield Bank led to the completion of their relocated Canton Branch. An existing building in Canton, Ohio was renovated to provide the 5,900 square foot space with a fresh design that would appeal to both employees and customers.
One of the main design goals for this renovation was to provide a functional layout which was new to the bank but allowed them to introduce new forms of marketing, technology, and banking services that will enable them to continue to compete in this ever-changing market. As part of this endeavor, an update to the aesthetics of the original building was accomplished on both the interior and extioer, helping to project a new image for Westfield. The completed design reflects the growth and evolvement of Westfield Bank and allows customers to experience a more efficient way of banking.
A media wall in the lobby serves as a focal point that not only draws people into the branch, but enhances the high-tech design. A blue back-painted glass wall highlights various digital and fixed marketing components and assists in offering additional materials and services in a unique way. Customers also have access to an In-Lobby Teller ATM unit, Dual Teller Pod, and Tech Bar allowing for multiple options to achieve a more pleasant banking experience.
Common areas within the branch feature contemporary finishes. Offices and Conference Rooms are fronted by all-glass walls which encourage an open concept, but also allow for employee privacy. Clean lines and tailored finishes help create a space that is cohesive and showcases the current direction of Westfield Bank. Design concepts from the interior influenced the façade renovations where contemporary metal paneling was added as an accent material to the existing brick and storefronts. A two-lane drive-thru canopy was also constructed and new landscaping was planted around the perimeter of the building. Parking reconfigurations were a component of the project due to a larger plaza redevelopment surrounding this location.
Based on our strong working relationship, Domokur continues to provide design services to Westfield bank for their new Corporate Operations Center.