Tri Counties Bank Branch and Commercial Offices at 900 Mangrove
Menemsha Architecture has been a decade long Architectural partner with Tri Counties Bank, a publicly traded regional Bank in Northern California. Over the years we have provided our client with services ranging from comprehensive architectural branding, design of their corporate campus, extensive architectural programming to ground up signature buildings in various settings. The Branch and corporate office building at 900 Mangrove in the city of Chico, is one such project. The project has cleared all entitlement processes and is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2019. An environmentally conscious flag ship building, Tri Counties Bank is aiming to offer the city of Chico a significant piece of modern architecture that successfully anchors the corner of Mangrove and Palmetto. Taking pride in the Bank’s regional heritage and inception in the Northern Sacramento Counties, the design incorporates elements of the region and the fruit and almond orchards that define the region. One main feature of the site is a living, green canopy, located on the South East corner of the site and supported by columns that aim to emulate the forest of tree trunks in an orchard and their green canopy. The mass of the building is organically broken into smaller curvilinear forms, inspired by the organic forms of the rolling hills of the area and covered in wood colored skin, also emulating the color tonality of the orchards and fields surrounding Chico. The site is enhanced by the addition of deliberately placed vegetation and trees with the intention of creating a sensitive, setting that brings to life this particular corner of the site. Finally, the building employs the use of colors inherent and authentic to the building materials used to allow the building form to express itself without the use of extravagant colorization.