Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Branch Design For Middlesex Savings Bank

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Branch Design for Middlesex Savings Bank

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Branch Design for Middlesex Savings Bank

Relocation of Wellesley Hills branch marks second project together

BOSTON, Mass. – August 13, 2012 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced that it has completed the design of a relocated branch in Wellesley Hills, Mass. for Middlesex Savings Bank. Middlesex Savings Bank provides a full array of business and consumer products and services to customers in Eastern and Central
Massachusetts.

MPA collaborated with Middlesex Savings Bank’s senior leadership team to configure and design the new branch at 278 Washington Street to be as inviting to customers as possible. To that end, MPA and Middlesex Savings Bank held a number of interactive and collaborative 3D design sessions that incorporated the bank’s design goals with MPA’s experience in bank design.

Completed in June 2012, the new full service location features two teller stations, one managerial office, and one customer service office in 2,200 square feet, and video displays in lieu of paper throughout the branch. The relocation provides the bank with the opportunity to re-conceptualize its approach to customer service and use of technology, while maintaining its community-oriented and friendly staff.

“Middlesex Savings Bank always strives to provide the best banking technology and products available combined with dedicated customer service,” said Marc Margulies, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. “It is a natural evolution that every new branch starts afresh while maintaining the bank’s core goal of helping consumer and business customers in friendly and direct ways. Our design collaboration delivers both personal service and an enhanced and interactive customer experience in the branch.”

MPA’s design uses a palette of materials that are consistent with Middlesex Savings Bank’s brand image. Sustainable materials were chosen whenever possible, and windows were added to the exterior to draw in natural light and to give visibility to the customized interior graphics. A mechanical lift was installed for accessibility, and a community wall with photos of Wellesley Hills personalizes the space.

Development Concepts Inc. was the construction manager for the project, and Haynes Management is the property owner of the building. MPA previously completed the relocation of the Milliston Commons branch in 2011.

About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and corporate interiors for clients who value design. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, research/lab, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. Clients include Manulife/John Hancock, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Reliant Medical Group, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.

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