Banking on Change
One Salem Green, a formerly state-owned 1970's-era, 5-story building, holds a majority of the office space for Salem Five Bank's corporate headquarters in the heart of downtown Salem MA. The building was purchased by Salem Five, but is only partially occupied by the bank, with a few commercial tenants.
Over a series of multiple interior renovation projects, Jones has worked with Salem Five to better leverage the space they currently occupy and expand into former tenant occupied spaces to meet the needs of growing bank departments and new program elements. Importantly, conference spaces of varying sizes including a large conference center for virtual client meetings accommodates an increase in virtual meetings to maintain important working relationships between staff and between the bank and its clients, a practice expected to remain post-COVID. The new design solutions included rethinking the interior finishes to better connect the space to their brand through color and texture.
“Jones Architecture has been the Bank’s perfect partner by coupling fresh, state-of-the-art design ideas with a sincere appreciation of the Bank’s traditions and culture. From the project’s initial planning sessions to receipt of Certificates of Occupancy, they have played a major role resulting in projects that are impressive without being ostentatious and are delivering the desired functionality.”
“An organization doesn’t survive 167 years and a century-plus in the same building without evolving over time. With these projects and others, my vision and the role of the entire facilities team is to support the Bank’s operations, employees, and customers for a few more tomorrows just as our predecessors have done.”
ꟷ John Kucinski, Vice President, Facilities, Salem Five Bank
Principal in Charge: Rick Jones
Project Director: Sam Clement
MRG Construction Management
Berkeley Building Company
Board Room Architect:
Baker Design Group
Code Red Consultants
Cavanaugh Tocci Associates
Robbie McCabe Consulting
Architectural Specification Consultants