Owner

Bank of New York (formerly National Community Bank of New Jersey)

Location

East Rutherford, New Jersey

Total Area

6,600 sf

Scope

Architecture and interior design services

Consultants to RSA provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection services

Photo Credit

© Otto Baitz/Esto

Bank of New York, East Rutherford Branch External View

Bank of New York, East Rutherford Branch

Program

A bold, sensitively designed, curved corner lot building

Incorporation of the following design elements: rectangular tubular steel structure, curved glass, CMU back-up walls, warm-beige-gray brick tile, white kynar aluminum frames for window walls, stainless steel exterior glass, fabric wall coverings, concealed spline ceiling in the public and banking areas, parabolic fluorescent lighting over a dropped soffit teller area, lay-in ceiling on the lower level, wood teller counter, wood desks and fabric chairs with wood arms

Challenges

One acre corner lot with a difficult site gradient of 10%, in a small suburban/industrial community

Separating the main upper public entrance and banking floor from the lower private entrance