WEBSTER BANK

Location: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts
Area: Approx. total 375,000 Square Feet
Completion: Ongoing since 1996

DESCRIPTION
In 1996, Webster Bank (one of the largest Connecticut-based banks) retained Antinozzi Associates to provide interior design and planning services for the design of a technologically-based prototypical branch.

The first project was a retail-type branch located at the new Brass Mill Center Mall in Waterbury.  This design was driven by the bank’s growth and expansion of services in internet/phone banking and ATM services.  Along with this prototype, our firm standardized the bank branch interiors – furniture systems, color schemes, and layout – in addition to incorporating the latest trends in banking services.

BRANCH EXPANSION: CT
In 1998 alone, Webster Bank greatly expanded their market location outside the Hartford and Waterbury regions and converted or renovated 35 branches within 18 months.  Since 1998, we have renovated over 120 branch locations.

BRANCH EXPANSION: NY, MA AND RI
In 2002, we designed a prototype branch model that would brand a new image for Webster Bank.  Since successfully opening the first prototype branches in Westchester County in 2003, 30 other branches have been built in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Creatively designed and specific to high functionalbility, the design allows for local adaptability in diverse regions with varying facade restrictions from town to city.

SERVICES
Our services not only include architectural and interior design – new and renovated – but site feasibility studies, obtaining town approvals and permits, project team coordination, and construction administration.

“I have worked with Antinozzi Associates for over 17 years on the Webster Bank account. Over this time I found Antinozzi to be an exceptional partner who always rose to the challenge by being very responsive and providing top notch service while creating continuous value.

I was very fortunate to have worked with Antinozzi in both an on-call as well as dedicated team structure. While in the team structure, we had a number of associates dedicated to the Webster account based on work volume. Antinozzi has always brought creativity, knowledge and professionalism to the task no matter who on the team was assisting us. Our work load has varied dramatically over the years and Antinozzi has been extremely flexible and collaborative in crafting the appropriate team and solution for Webster.”

-Eric R. Unger, Director of Physical Environments, Webster Bank Corporate Real Estate