PNC Bank – Harbor East Branch
Owner: PNC Financial Services
Date Completed: April 2009
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Program: A 3,270-square-foot bank branch including a retail banking area, offices, and a conference room.
Design concept and solution:To redevelop a furniture warehouse from the turn of the last century and incorporate the brand hallmarks of a typical PNC bank branch.
Leaving the building's shell exposed, Gensler lowered the height of the basement by several feet and brought the retail space down to street level. The ground floor—already a high-ceilinged, light-filled space—gained a wealth of leftover building material: heavy timber beams sliced to reveal their rings are stacked in a grid to form an ATM wall, and former wood floor joists form a trellis-like canopy with built-in lighting over the waiting area. The use of salvaged material, along with water- and energy-saving mechanical systems, will help the project on its way to LEED Gold certification.
Gross square footage:
3,270 sq. Ft.
Architect of record:
One East Pratt, Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21202
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