1st Summit Bank Celebrates Grand Opening

Main office opens its doors with a new design

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., December 4, 2019–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated the grand opening for 1st Summit Bank’s main office in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on November 18.

The 8,350 square foot main office renovation features newly-renovated retail, lending, trust, and board room areas, alongside additional office space for employees in the retail lobby. Switching from a teller line to the universal banker model, 1st Summit Bank now utilizes a cash bar and cash recyclers.

Through the modern, strongly-branded interior using local photography, environmental graphics, updated LED lighting, and updated mechanicals, the new space has increased building efficiency and significantly reduced energy costs.

A departure from their traditional look, feel, and delivery, the main office showcases modern retail design concepts that mirror 1st Summit Bank’s Ebensburg branch office, another NewGround design. Strong branding with tablets and large digital displays allows their environment to reflect and enhance their relationship banking culture.

NewGround provided design, interiors, Studio One25 environmental graphics, digital, project management, and change management services for the refreshed main office space, which remained occupied throughout renovation during each construction phase.

“We are proud to be 1st Summit Bank’s design partner to bring their main office’s vision to life, and we wish them success in their space for years to come,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO at NewGround.

About NewGround

NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Communication, and Serving Others. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at www.newground.com.

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