Jackson Financial Center - Alexandria, Louisiana
Jackson Financial Center - Alexandria, Louisiana
Jackson Financial Center - Alexandria, Louisiana
Jackson Financial Center - Alexandria, Louisiana
Jackson Financial Center - Alexandria, Louisiana
Jackson Financial Center - Alexandria, Louisiana
Alexandria, Louisiana
client: Rapides Bank and Trust
completed: 1996

Central Bank, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, sought a prominent location and a distinctive building for its main office in the new market of Alexandria. The selected site was located along a major commercial/retail street surrounded by an active collection of stores, restaurants, and offices.

The plan arrangement and building forms identify program elements and services common to contemporary banks: the drive-thru teller lanes, the ATM, and the front entrance doors to the main lobby. The tall form of the main lobby not only serves as a distinctive element but provides a light-filled, double-height interior space which organizes the retail banking services along a main circulation path from entrance doors to teller counter.