Oregon Pacific Bank's new branch
Oregon Pacific Bank recently moved their Eugene branch to 11th and Oak in downtown Eugene. Previously located on an upper floor of the Citizen’s Building, they sought a new ground-floor location with street frontage and a better retail presence. The new branch encompasses roughly 8,200 square feet on two floors, enabling OPB to expand their local presence.
Rowell Brokaw was hired to design the renovated space to reflect OPB’s lighthearted culture and company identity. Renovations to the new space included opening the basement floor plan to give each employee access to daylight via the existing lightwells and building a new teller bar that acts as the focal point of the large ground-floor space. The existing offices were remodeled to include new sliding doors, cost-effectively upgrading the first impression. The basement level now includes open offices, additional private offices, and an employee break room equipped with an eat-in kitchen. The ground floor includes an open office for bankers, private offices, a conference room, waiting area, and a welcoming hospitality niche and coffee bar that doubles as a small, informal conference room. The teller bar is framed by a wood screen that enables tellers to assist both walk-in and drive-through customers without compromising privacy for business activity or visual connectivity.