Hilltop Bank Completes New Branch Prototype

Bank design transforms into flexible community event space

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., October 21, 2020–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated the completion on Hilltop Bank’s new prototype branch design in Casper, Wyoming.

NewGround provided interior design services and furniture specification for this new 2,524 square foot branch, which features a flexible conference room and lobby area to host community events. With a breathtaking modular glass storefront, it can stack to one side of the room to create an open space in the lobby. A multifunctional wood veneer conference table also accommodates migration from the formal meeting room to an event space.

The lobby’s modern-designed check desk showcases custom millwork and concealed casters in the legs. During community functions, the desk can roll to the perimeter of the room to serve as a refreshment bar.

“We are extremely proud of Hilltop’s brand and heritage of caring for, engaging with, and educating our customers. Our new prototype branch is modern, warm, beautiful, and would be at home anywhere in Wyoming. It is the physical embodiment of our brand, and is very inviting to both existing and prospective customers,” said Craig Valdez, SVP Retail Banking at Hilltop Bank.

To bring warmth into the space, the waiting area and cash bar includes ledger stone tile and graphic wallcoverings to reinforce Hilltop Bank’s brand. As customers exit, they can view Hilltop Bank’s logo in the clerestory created from stained wooden planks.

“We are proud of our design-only services for Hilltop Bank’s branch to better serve customers in the Casper market, and we can’t wait to see how the new design impacts their success,” 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 and retailers 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: Communication, Collaboration, Innovation, Service, and Excellence. 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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