A complete redevelopment of the East Hills shopping center offered Huntington Federal Savings Bank a chance to move out of its strip mall location to a newly created outparcel along Route 60. While limited in area and favorable terrain, the property offered excellent highway visibility with the opportunity to add drive-up banking. The new 2,200 square foot building was completed in 2008. It has a centralized public space containing a teller area, safe deposit vault and two open offices; surrounded by the branch manager’s office, workroom, break and safe deposit rooms.
With daylighting from two opposing walls, the resultant light and airy lobby feels much larger than its actual size. Interiors are rendered in simple, light wood and earth tones. The final composition is an exterior that signals the bank’s strength, endurance and traditional savings and loan service, but with an interior that is warm and welcoming to visitors and bank employees alike.