North Shore Community Bank (Skokie)
The goal of this new 16,000 square foot banking facility was to create a historic feel and an architectural scale that would be appropriate in the surrounding neighborhood.
The building consists of two full stories, a full basement and attic: the main level houses commercial banking services; the second floor consists of the loan department, executive offices and board rooms; the lower level incorporates the main vault, employee spaces, and auxiliary storage; and, the attic has a multitude of functions, from providing additional storage space with access to mechanical equipment and the elevator overrun.
Sited on a full city block, the building’s traditional composition and high quality materials draw on features found in nearby historic buildings. Work also included landscape design and coordination of all site infrastructure and interiors.