HHL Architects designed the prototypical bank branches for the newly established Greater Buffalo Savings Bank. The design of the new branch bank was inspired by the historic Pierce Arrow auto showroom which HHL Architects adaptively reused as the bank’s headquarters. The prototypical model plan was fitted to various sites and was test-fitted on maps to aid Greater Buffalo Savings Bank in their determination of appropriate locations for this neighborhood bank.
The prototype is brick with metal panels, has a corner ‘tower” entry vestibule, six teller stations, three platform stations, and three drive-up teller lanes. Extensive glazing is utilized to capitalize on daylight and provide a showroom-like appeal from the exterior. Bank branch designs were generated for Buffalo, Depew, Amherst, East Aurora, Fredonia, Getzville, Jamestown, Kenmore, Orchard Park, Snyder, and Tonawanda.