Florida Parishes Bank
The main branch for the Florida Parishes Bank is a 15,000 s.f. new building which was conceived as a gateway building to the historic downtown of Hammond La. It’s sited at the convergence of two main one-way highways that mark the transition from the downtown to the first expanses of urban sprawl. The high profile site warranted the inclusion of a iconic stair tower element which occurs on the axis of the converged highway. The clients desire for a “friendly and welcoming” image prompted the development of variations of familiar brick forms and shingled roofs. The site is heavily landscaped and parking spaces are separated with strips of green. Variations in colored concrete is used to distinguish between drives, spaces and pedestrian areas.