Burke & Herbert Bank
Cole & Denny Architects transformed a 5,500 SF building that had formerly housed offices of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles into a retail branch bank. The understated, masonry building was built in the late 1960’s. The original metal mansard roof screen and projecting fascia was replaced with a standing seam roof and a traditionally-detailed entablature supported by Roman-Doric columns. The new design presents an inviting appearance that signals stability, order and tradition. A portico of columns topped by a classic pediment indicates the main entrance. The long, low mass of the original building is relieved by a colonnade and an interrupted entablature.
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