Location: Bankwell Financial Group in Hamden, CT
Area: 10,200 Square Feet
Completed: August 2013
Quinnipiac Bank & Trust now Bankwell Financial Group in Hamden, CT, a full-service commercial bank, was first conceived in 2005 as a new, independent institution focusing on individuals and local businesses in the Greater New Haven community. Antinozzi Associates was brought on board in 2007 to create the first conceptual design of their Corporate Headquarters and first bank branch in Hamden.
The new bank building, completed in 2013, consists of 10,200 SF of corporate offices and retail bank facilities. The first floor of the building houses the retail branch functions, including a drive-up teller and 24 hour vestibule ATM, while the second floor houses corporate offices. The lower level includes storage, mechanical rooms, and a lounge.
The exterior is clad with a thin-brick veneer system, EIFS, and asphalt shingles on the main hip roof. The design was developed to create a notable presence on the main street, relating to many other brick buildings in the area, including a newly-renovated Town Hall.