Tennessee State Bank’s South Knoxville branch needed an update inside and out. The 1960’s building was dark and did not fit in with most of the traditional designs used at the other bank’s branch locations. Adding to the challenge, security and better sight lines within the facility for safety.
The exterior’s narrow windows and vertical “fins” were replaced with large punched windows and storefront bringing more light into the space. These new windows were designed to work within the building’s existing structure to provides cost-effective solution. Critical to the safety, the drop box was relocated to the drive-thru. The dreary exterior materials, EIFS and brick, were painted a neutral white.
The interior materials also received an update. The new design features new LVT (luxury vinyl tile), laminate, and LED light fixtures. For added safety for the tellers, more glass was installed to the teller stations, safety deposit area and offices. Pops of orange tie this branch to the Tennessee State Bank brand.
Photography by Alyssa Nealon at nvelop AP.