Corporate Offices and Bank Branch Offices
The decision of our clients to build within their communities represents a significant commitment. For a financial institution, branch offices extend their commitment to many communities, but the construction of a new headquarters affirms their commitment to their home community.
The new headquarters building for Washington Financial was a demonstration of the institution’s commitment to Washington PA. Washington Federal Square was designed to blend with the historic downtown area of Washington. It occupies a very strategic corner of the Washington business district and is highly visible to traffic approaching the area from the interstate on busy Rt. 19. Read More
The building’s design utilized conventionally sized brick with cast limestone lintels, cornices and column bases. Tall arched windows and an arched colonnade at the recessed first floor emphasize the building’s traditional style and historic setting. The colonnade provides a heightened sense of open space around the building creating a stepped plaza between the streets’ curbs and the building.
Washington Financial’s corporate offices occupy the top floor of the building and the fit-out for various tenant spaces were designed for the lower floors.
The building was intended as a catalyst for revitalizing Washington’s northern business district and since the construction, an improvement program was been implemented to provide a facelift to a 14-block area that included this project’s site.
Washington Federal Square was a joint effort of Washington Financial and the Washington County Council on Economic Development, an organization of community leaders. We worked closely with the bank and the community on the design for this building which reflects the rich history of the area and demonstrates the potential for adjacent and nearby vacant or neglected properties.
VEBH has also designed several branch offices for Washington Financial in a variety of Washington County communities. Each bank branch utilizes standardized building materials and a color palette that reinforces the corporate identity of the bank at each location.