VergesRome Architects is proud to have been selected to work with First NBC Bank, chartered in Louisiana in May 2006, to design its first branch offices in the greater New Orleans region. The new bank’s entry into post-Katrina New Orleans was a welcome boost to the community, due to the bank’s extensive local ownership and commitment to the rebuilding of the city. The first branch facility, completed in September 2008, is located in the Elmwood area to serve Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.
Design for this state-of-the-art banking facility utilized the conversion of a former restaurant building. The interior columns and elegant floor pattern of matte and polished marble reflect the grand banking lobby of First NBC Bank’s headquarters in the New Orleans CBD. VRA worked with the bank’s team in designing a flagship branch to brand the First NBC image, with traditional New Orleans influences: the hipped roof and working shutters.