The overall success of your branch is heavily influenced by the architect you choose to work with. The stakes are too high to leave things to chance. By choosing an architect with extensive knowledge of and experience with the financial industry, you’re giving your branch the best chance at success.
Brick and mortar financial institutions are still relevant, but it’s worth noting that they’re relevant in different ways. Here's a look at how bank architecture has changed - and is changing - in the digital age.
The overall appearance of a financial institution is undoubtedly important, but is it the most important factor to focus on? I’ve found time and time again that functionality is what keeps people coming back.
HTG teamed up with Dr. Manuel Rose to update the decades old Clearwater Ice Arena.
As president at Competitive Edge Rink Consulting, Egan has advised clients including HTG on developing standout arenas worldwide. We were lucky to squeeze in a chat the day before Egan launched New York City's first rooftop ice rink.
We've entered 2019 with the same great design ideas, but a whole new website look.
How Dr. Rose and HTG brought more ice to the Sunshine State
In short, InVision allows us to bring our experience to the table and help clients bring a project from an idea or concept into a fully formed plan that is feasible, schedule-bound and within budget. Here's what you need to know.
While there are many things to consider before starting a bank design project, here are six of the most important things to think about.
There's a growing trend of banks and credit unions choosing to share their space with other businesses. Here's a look at how this works and how it works to benefit each business involved.
At HTG we provide solutions that make a difference. What that means is we bring our experience to the table to help owners take a project from idea to concept to design and through construction.
When Dakotah! Sport & Fitness first opened in Minnesota in 1994, local families didn’t have a large health club to work out at within 20 miles. The seasonal ice rink had closed down, so all residents had were strip mall fitness centers and racquetball clubs in the nearby towns of Prior Lake and Shakopee.
If you’ve ever taken a stride on an indoor sheet of ice, you immediately know the difference between a good sheet and a bad sheet. And a bad sheet of ice is unacceptable to Kyle Gillespie, president at Rink-Tec.
It’s the beginning of the week. You just spent your weekend watching remodeling shows on cable. You’ve seen how an outdated restaurant with a staff of felons can be brought to salvation through a new menu and 48 hours of inspired paint and carpentry.
As most banks know, the decline of lobby transactions is growing at a rapid pace, and financial institutions need to start thinking differently to maintain and attract new clients.
As 74 million Baby Boomers begin reaching their highest net worth, it is now time for financial institutions, if they have not already, to start focusing on the next generations. From the latest census data, the millennial generation has become the largest living generation at 75.4 million.
All companies that sell widgets or work in the service industry are always looking at improving the bottom line, and financial Institutions are no exception. Since the great recession of the late 2000’s Banks have been searching for strategies to reduce costs but still improve performance.
The term “Branch Transformation” has become the new hot buzz word in the financial industry for incorporating technology into your financial delivery services. The perception that many Bankers have, is that Branch Transformation means that you have to become more reliant on technology based services in lieu of providing the personal touch interaction.
It takes a team to build a building. Behind every one facility are dozens upon dozens of men and women who help bring the vision to life. Brian Teeters, president at Engelsma Construction, Inc., is one of those people.
You’ve done it; you’ve been able to secure the land, money and approval to move forward on an ice arena—and/or multipurpose facility—that will be enjoyed by the community for years to come. So, now what?
In life, there are dreamers and doers. The magic happens when you bring these people together to construct the dreams into something tangible. Anyone can wish for the facility of his or her dreams, but HTG wants to help create that reality.
They say architecture is the act of bringing art to life. If that’s the case, there’s no question Tom Moorse is an artist. Moorse, HTG partner and architect, has worked in the land of building and construction for more than 25 years, including 10 years with a focus on ice arenas.
Think like a developer: Are the elements of the design attracting people in or adding revenue sources to the bottom line?
Hannah Brandt didn’t step on to the ice and instantly fall in love. No, 5-year-old Hannah wasn’t a fan of hockey right away. Her feet were so cold that she almost quit on the spot.
There are many components that go into selecting the right architect for your project – here are 8 that provide a great starting point.
John Gardiner explains why Pagel Ice Arena’s two ice sheets have been a huge hit for the entire Minnetonka Community
On the corner of County Road E just past Highway 61 in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, sits a private school unlike any other. The three-story brick building is home to roughly 110 students from fifth through 12th grade who are both academically and athletically inclined.
Is it time for you to move? Do you feel like you’ve outgrown your current facility? Are your numbers down and you’re wondering if a different location would make a difference? Is it time to start looking for an additional location?
In this day and age, many would have you believe that the physical banking branch is on its way out. You’ve heard it time and time again, people are using mobile apps and websites to handle their business. So why would anyone want or need to visit a bank in person?
The Granville to Paris “Montparnasse Express” was running about three minutes late. It was the 22nd of October in 1897 and the steam locomotive number 721 was trying to make up time in order to unload its 131 passengers on schedule.
When I began writing this Blog about Commercial Architecture not very long ago, I stated that I would always try to tie the post to history in some way. So for part 2 of the series in this post I am compelled to refer to events in the truly ancient past. I want to relate an experience I had as a sophomore in College.
In the 1850’s, the merchandising of consumer goods through a “dry goods”, “general store” type of model was beginning to be displaced by the emergence of “Department Stores”. These establishments were bigger, often quite opulent and had a great many more items to offer than their predecessors.
In February of 1849, a contingent of US Army Engineers sailed down the west coast of Florida and surveyed the mouth of Tampa Bay for the feasibility of establishing a coastal defense position there.
Little is actually known about the Roman Architect Vitruvius. We don’t even know the year he died. Some historians have suggested this implies that he was not very well known in his own time. But he did leave behind the only known Architectural treatise from classical antiquity.
In 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration purchased 80,000 acres of land on Merritt Island Florida. This land would become Cape Canaveral, and the Saturn V space program was underway.
Having been in the Commercial Architecture field for over 25 years, I sometimes fool myself into believing that I have seen everything. Usually, about the time that attitude comes along, something happens to bring me back to reality.
Visitor flow is an issue for any recreational center, especially when a heavy traffic flow is anticipated. With traffic fluctuating dramatically throughout the day, it’s important that rec centers accommodate large numbers without building a larger facility than necessary.
When a customer chooses a bank, convenience is a large part of the decision. Since a trip to the bank usually shares a space on a to-do list with other items, it’s important that the bank be located in an area that’s convenient for your consumer market.
How do banks reach new customers? With lobby transaction counts on the decline in general, how can you get more potential customers to and into your facilities?
Thanks to the internet, it’s easier to find an architect than ever, whether you use it to ask your friends or to conduct research on your list of candidates.
Mike Kraft, former colleague and associate, explains five tips to transform your space so your image supports your business.
When was the last time you ‘tuned’ your branch network? You tune up your car to make sure it runs at peak performance. Your branch network deserves the same attention.