Kish Bank - State College, PA

Based upon a single story prototype for banking and financial services, APArchitects developed a new multi-story facility that would not only expand the service offerings, but become the corporate headquarters for the institution.

APA worked closely with Kish Bank to develop program alternatives and preliminary costs to optimize the available site within the corporation’s budgetary objectives, while maintaining the strongly emphasized traditional aesthetic that had become the signature of the bank, its quality and customer service throughout the region.

Primary public services to include banking, insurance, travel services and investment management were made available on the ground level while corporate and executive services and future tenant space expansion were located on the upper level that is unified by a grand, 2-story rotunda. Lower level areas accommodate the corporation’s main computer operations as well as support spaces for training.

A second phase of the project incorporated additional executive offices and staff support within the originally programmed tenant spaces.