Farmers State Bank

  • The design blends a striking look and a functional need for two entrances
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  • Strategically placed windows bring ample natural light inside
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  • The lobby and canopy above create the sense of a larger space
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  • Alternate view of the lobby and teller windows
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  • Office area
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St. Joseph, Mo.


5,000 square feet
To satisfy the owner's desire that the building include an entry on two sides of the building, natural light floods the generous lobby through clerestory glazing, which denotes the two entries and encourages face-to-face interaction between staff and customers. Three drive-up lanes are provided with the ability to add two future lanes. The lobby roof structure extends to form the canopy, expanding both the perceived size of the 5,000-square-foot building and the welcoming image the bank wishes to project.