West Union Bank (Salem)

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After the success of their contemporary bank at the New Pointe location in Clarksburg, WV, the West Union Bank asked WYK Associates, Inc. to design a branch in Salem, WV to replace their existing modular building.  The bank is located in a rural setting directly off U.S. Route 50.

The client wanted a design that fit amongst the rural homes and the natural setting, but also would not disappear into its surroundings.  Security was a major component in this project due to a lack of neighboring homes and businesses in the area, so great care was taken in designing the site lighting.

The building’s floor plan is based off of their branch in Harrisville and is constructed of a natural color brick veneer over wood framing.  A distinct feature of the building is the rough sawn timber framed entrance way and drive through.  The timber columns stand on top of stone pillars to give the building a rustic feeling.  The rustic feeling continues inside with stone walls and ceramic tile that mimics wood boards.