First National Bank Addition

First National Bank Addition
Ames, IA
Completion Date
April 30, 2002
Project Size
12,000 sf
Faced with limited site availability, several design studies were performed to respond to the growing space needs of the bank.  Site circulation, drive-up banking requirements and existing internal space arrangements were major factors considered. 

Project Description


As a part of the design solution the existing drive-up banking lanes were relocated, as well as a complete removal and replacement of the parking area north of the building.

A new two-story entry was constructed to face the parking lot and address the majority of bank customers.  The entry provides access to all three floors of the bank through a central stair.

The main level contains a new teller counter and open office areas for loan officers and other customer support personnel.  The upper floor contains offices for the bank holding company as well as the Trust Department.  In the lower level are support facilities as well as a large meeting room that is available to the community.


All bank operations, including drive-up functions, were maintained throughout the construction process.

The 15,000 square foot addition consists of concrete foundations and steel structure and is clad with precast concrete panels to match the existing facility.