Working with your architect to design the bank floor plan that makes sense for your branch can be a rewarding, but frustrating, experience. It can feel overwhelming to attempt to predict exactly what your branch’s needs are going to be in the years to come. Choosing a floor plan that is both timeless in functionality and modern in design seems nearly impossible, as the two traits appear to be opposed to one another. 

When you work with a design/build architect that is passionate about the creation of financial institutions, everything you need to happen with your project is possible. The only constraints are your budget and the lot that you’ve chosen to work on.

One of the most significant joys of designing your commercial building is having the chance to create a custom bank floor plan. Before you embark on this journey, read on to learn more about this process and how to get the most out of this exciting time:

Before you get started, you need to have an idea of precisely what types of materials you plan to work with and what values you’re bringing to the table.

For example, many people are looking for ways to be kind to the environment, even after the building is completed. If you’re interested in sustainable architecture, that’s something that needs to be understood from the beginning.

As exciting as breaking ground can be, don’t rush planning.

Rooms, materials, and walls can be rearranged while you’re still working with a blueprint, but changes cost much more, in time, money, and resources, once construction has begun. Take your time and enjoy perfecting your bank floor plans while they’re on paper to avoid costly problems later.

Visit the site often to ensure that everything is going according to plan.

While it is better to make any changes while they’re still on paper, you don’t want a nasty surprise at the end of the process that delays opening further. Stay abreast of all going-ons at the job site and be vocal about asking for updates and explanations. After all, it is your financial institution, and your customers will want to enjoy it for many years to come.

Be apart of our team at Vanman Architects and Builders. We specialize in the design and creation of financial institutions, church buildings, and credit unions across the Twin Cities. View more of our work here or get in touch to set up your consultation.