First National Bank

First National Bank

Mankato, MN

This facility makeover transformed a dated dark bronze metal exterior into a more contemporary style with a fresh neutral color palette, larger windows and an updated Prairie Style roof design. The expanded windows allow additional natural light into the space while also providing a visual connection from the outside into the business activities of the bank.

The interior changed dramatically from a typical stand up bank teller area to smaller, more intimate, seated banking stations that provide a welcoming and inviting environment. This new trend toward a more personal banking experience was the first of its kind in the Mankato area. All tellers and bankers are able to perform each other’s tasks and provide expanded services at one desk. The cluttered, temporary offices previously located in the middle of the bank were removed, offering a spacious reception and gathering area with a welcoming fireplace as its focal point.

Corporate branding was incorporated into the design elements to give prominence to the First National image. The logo was prominently displayed on glass partitions between teller stations and the chevron logo element was built into the four sides of the exterior tower.


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