ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORKS, INC.
22 W. Allegheny Avenue, #301, Towson, MD 21204
Total Square Feet:
June 2004 to June 2005
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Skarda & Associates, Inc. - 2439 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: RTM Enterprise, Inc. - 1403 Pomeroy Avenue, Abingdon, MD 21009
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Schlenger/Pitz & Associates, Inc. - 15 West Aylesbury Road, Timonium, MD 21093
completion of a successful "extreme makeover" transforming a
Wawa convenience store into NBRS's second branch in Harford County,
Architectural Design Works, Inc. (ADW) was commissioned to design a
prototype branch to accommodate NBRS's aggressive growth plans.
recognized the area's growing need for additional, convenient, bank
branches and personal service. To meet this demand, they secured a pad
site on a busy Interstate just outside of the exploding city of Elkton,
Maryland. This site, positioned just in front of a soon to be
constructed community shopping center, is on the way to the tourist
destination, Chesapeake City.
prototype branch announces its location with a tower entry element and
covered porch colonnade with benches and flower urns. The angled entry
vestibule provides a view of the column-lined teller counter and a
feature logo wall, in addition to a small glass-enclosed conference area
and a check-writing counter conveniently located on the way to the
tellers. The ceiling of the lobby is elegantly up-lit with concealed
lighting behind crown molding. Coin rooms are located next to the vault
and are in sight of the tellers and the Branch Manager.
outside, the branch features a beige split-face base, matching brick,
and an architectural-grade asphalt shingle that incorporates a granular
"teal" to match other buildings already on-site. The structure
features two drive-through teller lanes and a drive-through ATM. The
Design Team and Contractor, RTM Enterprises, Inc., had numerous
challenges, including a pad site that was two feet lower than
articulated on landlord site plans. In the final analysis, this has been
NBRS's most successful of (currently) five branches and continues to
exceed corporate projections.