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Building Type Basics for Banks and Financial Institutions / Edition 1

Building Type Basics for Banks and Financial Institutions / Edition 1

by Homer Williams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470278628
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/05/2010
Series: Building Type Basics Series , #16
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Homer L. Williams, FAIA, is principal and chairman of Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects (WSKF)?in North Kansas City, Missouri. He has more than four decades of experience in the design of more than 100?bank and financial service?projects. He is a past president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is currently a PhD candidate in architecture at the University of Hawaii.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1 History of Banking.

First Money Changers to European Banks.

Banks in the USA.

Classic Style to Richardson.

The Federal Reserve Act.

Louis Sullivan and the Prairie Style.

Chapter 2 Financial Institutions Defined.

The Regulators.

Commercial Banks; State and National Charters.

Savings Institutions and Mortgage Banking.

Credit Unions.

Chapter 3 Brand Identification.

Brand Identification and Retail Merchandising.

Chapter 4 Programming the Facility Needs.

Checklist for Financial Institutions.

Chapter 5 Development of Drive-up Banks.

Early Drive-up Banks.

Teller Occupied Kiosks .

Pneumatic Tubes and kiosks.

Chapter 6 Selecting and Planning the Site.

Planning and Zoning.

Conventional Drive-up.

Face-up Lanes.

Direct-Bury and Remote Lanes.

Commercial Lanes.

ATM Facilities.

Canopy Design.

Site Signage.

Chapter 7 Building Design Considerations.

The Floor Plan.

Conventional vs. Teller-less.

Teller Stations, Islands, and Auto Teller Machines.

Existing Branch Transformation.

The Boutique Bank/Shop.

Prototypical Design.

Supermarket, Airport, and Mall Facilities.

Internet Banking.

Select Market Banks.

New Products and Services .

Single or Multi Floor.

Lease Space and Future Growth.

Basements and the "Community Meeting Room".

Operational Space Needs.

Lobby and Waiting.

Check Stand.

Offices: Permanent Walls, Cubicles, and Open Desks.

Conference and Board Rooms .

Work Rooms and Check 21 .

Vaults .


Files and Records.

Break Rooms.


Building Codes .


Construction Cost Comparisons.

LEED and Green Building Design.

Chapter 8 Mechanical, Electrical and PlumbingSystems.

Chapter 9 Bank Workroom Equipment.

Conventional Equipment.

Check 21 Equipment.

Chapter 10 Specialized Bank Equipment.

Remote Drive Teller Systems.

Conventional and CCTV.

Private Video Teller System.

Cash Dispensing and Recycling Machines.

Conventional Teller Equipment.

Drive-up Windows and Drawers.

Night Deposits.

Cash Vault Locker and Safes.

Vault Doors.

Safe Deposit Boxes .

ATM Facilities: Thru-wall, Free Standing, or Island.

Chapter 11 Featured Facilities.

20 selected from across the USA including: Various Branch Sizesand Types.


Existing Branch.

Previously Non-Bank Buildings.

Larger Headquarter Banks.

Chapter 12 The Future of Bank Architecture.



Appendix A Federal and State Regulators.

Appendix B Banking Organizations and Agencies.

Appendix C Bank Equipment Manufacturers.

Appendix D Financial Information Links.

Appendix E Featured Architects.

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