intended that this facility be a modified version of a branch prototype the
design team at Elevatus Architecture developed for the bank’s outlying
locations. After assessing the region and its growth potential, bank officials
decided to make this facility a financial hub for Kosciusko County. This meant,
among other things, that larger programming space was needed, so a new
prototype design was developed.
to tie the look of the facility to the art deco era of architecture, art deco
being the style of Tower Bank’s corporate facility in Fort Wayne. In the 1930s
and ’40s, many banks preferred this style, given the strength and durability
its clean lines and bold geometric shapes suggested. Materials with
contemporary cachet, such as polished aluminum and laser-cut metal for logos,
were combined with traditional design elements to bring the best of the old and
the new together in a truly one-of-a-kind building.