Regal sought to create a new location for their Grafton-based operations, expressing their new corporate brand, while also focusing on sustainability and energy efficiency.
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.
Stone Creek re-purposed a 10-years-dormant corner into a lively destination for neighbors, university students, professionals and long-standing residents.
Located in a thriving neighborhood, the goal of the project was to convert an abandoned building into a beautiful asset for the community.