Arundel Federal Savings Bank
Architectural Design Works, Inc.
22 W. Allegheny Avenue, #301, Towson, MD 21204
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Date Bid: Aug 2006
Construction Period: Aug 2008 to Mar 2009 Total Square Feet:
19,318 Site: 1.79 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; Addition/Renovation.
Building Size: Existing, 4,900; first floor, 5,966; second floor,
8,452; total, 19,318 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 9’7”; total,
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced,
slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick. Roof: Asphalt
shingles, metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal
Structural Engineer: Skarda & Associates, Inc. - 2439 North
Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Mac Kenzie Contracting
Company, LLC - 2324 W.Joppa Road, #600, Lutherville, MD 21093
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: L. H. Cranston & Sons, Inc. -
11111 Pepper Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Arundel Federal Savings Bank commissioned Architectural Design Works,
Inc. (ADW) Headquartered in Towson, Maryland, to design their newly
relocated headquarters. The Board decided to move operations to a more
central Anne Arundel County location from Brooklyn to Glen Burnie.
The new two story headquarters incorporates an “extreme make-over” to
the existing branch bank, and a second floor addition constructed over
additional parking accommodates the relocated headquarters functions.
The first floor branch features tray ceilings and colonial details,
harkening back to their turn of the century beginnings, integrated with
a high-tech infrastructure. Five new teller stations, two drive-up
tellers and a drive up ATM were also added. The second floor
headquarters features an officer wing, as well as teaming areas to
encourage communication and synergies among departments. The exterior
brick structure was refreshed with EIFS accents, new architectural grade
roof shingles with copper accents and a stately cupola. The new
two-story entrance veranda welcomes customers and serves as a focal
point along busy Crain Highway. The “extreme makeover” was successfully
executed, while keeping the branch in operation, by Mackenzie
Contracting Company of Lutherville, Maryland.
The interior finishes were selected to represent the Bank’s historic
colors of Federal blue and red. These branding colors are emphasized
with painted accent walls, carpeting and specialized tiling, repeating
the theme of quality and integrity throughout the bank. Sparkling Black
Granite countertops greet the patrons at the Checking and Teller
Stations, and fresh multicolored plaid carpeting gives the main entrance
and hallways a contemporary feel. All finishes were selected to provide
an elegant, yet comfortable and safe experience for the bank customers
and the employees.
The site, although originally fully paved, incorporates a 20% reduction
of impervious area and features landscaped islands that provide
integrated water quality measures. Crain Highway modification
accommodates new State Highway administration design requirements and
added safety for bank customers. A new 6-inch water line was engineered
to accommodate a new sprinkler system.