Investors Community Bank | Stevens Point, WI
Ghidorzi completed the Investors Community Bank office in the Portage County Business Park in Stevens Point, serving as architect, general contractor and interior designer for the 13,184 square foot facility. The building design captures the spirit of Investors Community Bank, which is a testament to the close collaboration between their leadership and the Ghidorzi design team. The influence of the agricultural sector on the bank’s growth as well as the longevity, financial strength and support of the bank was brought to life in the facility. Building features include a dramatic vaulted ceiling, stone fire place and antique vault door that will pay tribute to the heritage of the banking industry. Green features are an integral part of the building, which incorporates Lean building principles that eliminate waste: - LED lighting inside and out - Concrete pavement to increase the reflectiveness of the parking lot at night and reduce the amount of parking light required - An air tight spray foam envelopes the building to significantly enhance energy efficiency and regulate temperature in conjunction with the computer controlled HVAC system - In-floor heat system to warm workspaces while minimizing convection heat loss - High ceilings and tall windows throughout the building to optimize cool indirect daylight with the use of transom and side lights to drive natural light deep in to the building - Light paint colors and interior finishes to capture and bounce natural daylight throughout the space The lower level of the building includes an 1,100 square foot meeting room adjacent to a full kitchen that also serves as a community resource for nonprofit and civic groups to use. Keeping future development in mind, the building design has flexibility for expansion to accommodate bank growth.