FineMark National Bank & Trust
43 Barkley Circle, #202, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Date Bid: April 2007
Construction Period: July 2007 to May 2008
Total Square Feet: 20,039 Site: 1.86 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 9,322; second floor, 10,717; total,
20,039 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’8”; second floor, 12’11”;
penthouse, 14’10”; total height, 42’5”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete,
slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, curtainwall. Roof:
Membrane, metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal
Structural Engineer: TLC Engineering for Architecture - 1400
Colonial Boulevard, #203, Fort Myers, FL 33907
General Contractor: Owen-Ames-Kimball Company - 11941 Fairway
Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: TLC Engineering for
Architecture - 1400 Colonial Boulevard, #203, Fort Myers, FL 33907
This 20,000-square-foot, 2-story Corporate Headquarters is located on a
1.86 acre corner lot in the Riverwalk Development in Fort Myers and
serves as the flagship of this recently formed bank. FineMark’s business
model is to provide full service banking to a high echelon of clientele.
The bank also is committed to community involvement and support. The
space houses the bank’s officers, lenders, investment advisors and all
customer service amenities. The facility also includes a commercial
kitchen, which services meetings being held in various conference rooms
as well as a partitionable 85 seat, public community room. A challenge
of the project, and a priority of the board members, was to maximize the
use of the site vs. the building square footage and required parking.
Project goals included optimization of the building’s exposure from the
main road, creating a building that expresses a strong image and the
solid foundation that a bank must portray. The mass and volume of the
building were increased to emphasize the corner thus recognizing it as
the main entrance. The building corner was chamfered to further increase
the entry plane and walls were offset to establish hierarchies. Extended
parapets further accentuate the entry and shield any exposure of
mechanical equipment set on the roof. The building’s exterior recalls
elements of traditional banks with a repeating pattern of two story
solid columns accented by large recessed planes of tinted glass.
Sunscreens over the windows provide protection for the glass as well as
articulation of the facade.
Another goal was to create a building with a timeless image that does
not respond to a specific architectural style. The metal roofing, curbed
portico, expressed entry, metal curtain wall glazing, canopies and
sun-shades provide contemporary, progressive accent elements, while the
more traditional solid stable mass of the building dominates the design
The guiding principle for interior design was “traditional with a fresh
approach”. The client’s wish to achieve an “established bank grand look”
was accomplished with architectural elements like interior colonnade,
high end wood interior features, large scale granite floors, wood
paneling in the lobby and high ceilings. The high quality and durable
materials and finishes that express the class and excellence of a well
established banking organization were used through the facility.
Another important objective in designing the interior space was to
introduce a generous amount of daylight to provide an openness and
transparency to the exterior and between interior spaces. To achieve the
transparency and visibility required by bank operations, large interior
windows to all meeting rooms and private offices were glazed with large
butt jointed panels, providing an uncluttered appearance.
DIV. 7: Membrane: GAF; Metal: Berridge
DIV. 8: Aluminum Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP America;
Automatic Doors: Stanley Automatics.
DIV. 14: Elevators: Schindler.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Williams, Beghelli, Daybrite, Infinity,