Peoples Bank of the South / Sanders Pace Architecture

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

Architects: Sanders Pace Architecture
Location: Jacksboro, Tennesse,
Project Team: Brandon F. Pace, John L. Sanders, Michael K. Aktalay, Michael A. Davis
Client: David Reynolds, President, Peoples bank of the South
Project Area: 4,400 sq ft
Budget: $780,000.00
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Sanders Pace & Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

The President of a 90+ year old regional bank approached the Architect to assist in the modernization of an existing branch office.

existing conditions
floor plan

The new layout shifts the focus away from the centrally located vault and instead focuses on the experience of the customer and the interpersonal relationships formed between the bank and its community, an important trait with increased competition coming from publicly traded national or international conglomerates. Integrated walnut storage boxes within a new slim 3/8″ profile storefront system reduce clutter while defining interior office spaces. Walnut was also utilized as a wall and ceiling material at the entry lobby, clearly defining this public zone while complementing the original interior brick surfaces retained within the office spaces.

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

The owner’s request for added street presence along the busy highway was handled through the addition of a satin etched glass screen within a lightweight steel frame concealing LED uplighting. The subtle added height of these translucent panels gives the building new life while not sacrificing the well-conceived elegance and proportion of the existing modern forms.

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Cite: "Peoples Bank of the South / Sanders Pace Architecture" 03 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • Caitlin Walsh

    I love the treatment of the facade, particularly the translucent backlit glass which is both eye-catching and subtle.

  • le Mies van der Wright

    Ah….Sanders and Pace have done it again!
    Banking at its best……What we have here is a perfect example of restraint and mastery of detailing. I suspect we’ll be seeing much more from this office in the years to come.

  • david

    fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh out of the shower!!!

  • ilikeyourbeard

    Overall, a very outstanding rehab. Too bad about that existing brick color though.

  • eric

    Nicely done!

  • ayat

    i need more information about peoples bank

  • jeb

    let us know when you get a dangle of it.