PEOPLES WESTCHESTER BANK

White Plains, NY

PROJECT MISSION

Design the interior of a branch bank in a strip mall.

CLIENT GOALS

The goal was to use materials that would survive repeated abuse because the branch clientele is composed mainly of construction workers. The laborers track mud and soil from their jobs into the bank. Tools in tool caddies strapped to their belts would damage teller counters and furniture. Fear of constant replacement made

cost considerations paramount.

CONSTRAINTS

The client insisted on a very tight budget because they feared that materials would have to be replaced frequently due to damage.

DESIGN APPROACH

CFA specified quality materials that could stand the abuse. They were available as “seconds” which minimized their cost. Floor tiles and all laminates function and appear as first quality goods. As of this date they have not needed to be replaced. CFA’s ingenuity accomplished all goals. Design did not have to be sacrificed for budget.