Lamar National Bank Branch Opens Its Doors with Unique Design

Services now extend to local Celina community

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., September 30, 2020–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated Lamar National Bank’s completion of their new branch extending services to the local community in Celina, Texas.

Unique in shape and overall design, the new 7,017 square foot branch features a two-story glass entry tower that serves as a focal point and central design element. An expansive open atrium with a clearstory brings natural light into the lobby, where teller pods are housed. Modular glass walls also serve as doors to private areas, providing an open-air feel while allowing staff and customers flexibility in how to use the space.

The exterior is clad in Texas ledgestone and charcoal-colored siding, with a combination of shed roofs and flat roofs that create visual interest while also discreetly hiding rooftop mechanical equipment.

NewGround provided design and project management services for this Celina branch, including a limited furniture package and environmental graphics. True Texan culture is part of Lamar National Bank’s brand and can be found throughout the space, with standout photos and graphics reflecting local landmarks and history.

In addition to the bank branch, the building also includes a tenant space and a community room, both complete with separate entrances.

“We are excited to partner with Lamar National Bank on their new branch to better serve their customers in Celina, and we wish them all the success in their new space,” 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: Service, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. 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


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