Irwin Union Bank Columbus, IN 2006

We designed this small drive-through branch for a regional bank with a long history of supporting innovative architecture. Sited on a commercial strip surrounded by big-box stores, we set a glass volume on top of and perpendicular to a brick volume that housed the banking hall below. The dramatic lighting of the channel glass allowed the building an iconic visibility beyond the limits of its physical size. This same glass volume creates a generously day lit hall for customers inside and dramatic canopy for drive-thru customers outside.

4,000 square feet

Key People

, Project Lead

Collaborating Firms
Todd Williams & Associates P.C. Architects – architect of record

Published in Wallpaper, Aug. 2006; Fréttablaðið (Iceland), October 14, 2006; Architecture Magazine, July, 2006; Dwell, Jul/Aug 2006. Also included in Atlas of 21st Century Architecture, Phaidon Press. Interior World Magazine (South Korea), December 2007.

AIANY 2009 Design Award for Architecture; AIA New York State 2009 Design Award for Commercial Architecture.

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