The Inland Northwest Bank Spokane Valley Branch project involved the design of a 5,728 square foot bank branch with drive-through service on a very small site. A proverbial “diamond in the rough”, this new jewel was placed on the corner of Progress Road and Sprague Avenue; a prominent corner on a five-mile stretch of context devoid of architectural interest or relevance.
The client’s mission statement provided our design team with the foundation blocks needed to begin the design process: “Inland Northwest Bank’s mission is to be a great community bank, a preferred place to work and a caring corporate citizen providing outstanding customer service and an excellent return to its shareholders.”
ALSC’s design team set out to provide INB’s customers with an oasis that anchored INB in the Spokane Valley. Within the context of retail sprawl, the solution expresses INB’s unique qualities and dedication to customer service – warm, comfortable and inviting, clear way finding and convenient auto access. The design also leverages the available assets of the site and its surrounding context: visibility from Sprague, views to and from the building, vehicular access and pedestrian connectivity.
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