This building conveys a new vision for First Bank’s Creve Coeur, Missouri headquarters.
First Bank is a long-standing, family-owned financial institution that wanted to re-imagine its headquarters to focus on the well-being of its workforce and clients. LJC designed this forward-thinking courtyard-style office building that blurs the line between landscape and interiors, offering flexibility and choice to the individual employee throughout the day.
On the heels of the coronavirus pandemic, the site design became integral to the overall design intent, reflecting the dramatic changes in the workplace since 2020. The site design concept was strongly informed by its context, site analysis, and cross-discipline collaboration between landscape architecture, architecture, interiors, engineering, and traffic.
Once inside the building, guests are welcomed into an open lobby. Just beyond, a glass atrium engages a four-story monumental staircase with daylit views to an exterior courtyard. The interior program features open offices to allow ample daylight from all sides to flow into the core and give each desk a view of the landscape or the lush courtyard.