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BMO Harris Bank | Sherman Park Branch

Community Gains Landmark Bank | Milwaukee, WI

The new BMO Harris Branch Office in the Sherman Park area of Milwaukee replaces the former branch which had been a fixture in the community for almost 90 years.

The exterior was designed to take advantage of its unique lot shape and street exposure.

To embrace the triangular condition at a major intersection, fulfill the need to make the building feel open and inviting to the community, and still maintain security, the design focused on a large canopy ending in a sharp point covering a large glass-filled entry. Coupling this approach with a clean, modern design formed a building that is both noticeable to vehicular traffic and approachable for pedestrians.

Site vehicle circulation was a challenge as there were minimal options to incorporate a required drive-thru and on-site parking. The design accomplished the required vehicle circulation while making pedestrians feel safe.




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