For their corporate headquarters, Centier's leadership wanted an iconic building to symbolize its commitment to remaining an independent, family-owned bank. The building's design is a reflection of this goal. Its curved blue glass facade and crowning “circlet” is lit at night and patterned after structures in Asia. The interior is equally ambitious with fountains and landscaping in the lobby and high-end finishes, millwork and artwork throughout.
The building's shape resembles two overlapping circles. Establishing consistent radius points from floor-to-floor proved challenging but critical as the center came from within the elevator shaft. The curved curtainwall system that clads the circles required early and detail-oriented planning for a precise layout.
From the curtainwall to the finishes, Berglund implemented stringent quality control checks to ensure proper installation of all high-end building components. New state-of-the-art AV systems and a computer training room required cutting-edge technology. And the building's efficient heating and cooling systems are aided by the use of natural lighting and greenery.
Centier Bank's administrative functions were formerly spread throughout several buildings. They're now under one roof. In addition to office space for 300 employees, the green building includes a training computer lab, a dining room and a workout facility. Its functional performance as a comfortable working environment complements what Centier Bank President Michael Schrage called the building's "wow" factor.
"This building is a very recognizable and tangible commitment from us," Schrage said. "If we were going to sell the bank, we wouldn't have built such a unique structure."
The building’s iconic features include its curved, blue glass façade and crowning “circlet” that is lit at night and patterned after structures in Asia.