CFCU Community Credit Union | Transformation Center

A 2 story bank lobby with bright white walls, gray tile floors, sky blue and wooden accents and decorated with modern furniture is inclosed by 2 floors of offices, and is illuminated by large pane windows and an array of hanging globe lights. The renovated historic bank hall is located on the commons in Ithaca, Ny and is focused on new technology, including a large TV, computers, and iPads for customers to use.

HOLT and CFCU Community Credit Union worked together to renovate 14,000sf and two stories of a historic bank building into a vibrant Transformation Center incorporating retail banking and administrative offices for 30 employees.

The renovation features an exciting new design and direction for retail banking by strategically selecting and placing technology and furniture throughout the retail space, and creating an immersive banking experience for all clients and employees. Modern design elements, contemporary finishes, lighting, bright colors, glazing, and technology-infused client service areas integrate into and enliven the historic bank hall.

Support areas flank the great hall and include conference rooms, offices, collaboration spaces, and an enclosed outdoor patio. The light-filled mezzanine with executive offices is open to the bank hall below.

Tompkins Financial Corporation Headquarters

Tompkins Trust Company Headquarters Ithaca NY

Tompkins Financial’s 7-story, 110,000sf office building brings 300 employees from multiple locations together under one roof in Ithaca’s downtown.

The new state-of-the-art facility serves as the company’s corporate headquarters and includes ground-floor retail services, and offices throughout each of the additional six floors.

The stately design blends the tradition and aesthetic of historic bank buildings with the modern structures of Ithaca’s downtown.

Elmira Savings Bank

Elmira Savings Bank The People’s Bank building renovation on the West End of Downtown Ithaca features a glass addition and red brick exterior. The building’s original windows are highlighted with metal sun shades, while the red brick is highlighted by the new greenery and site design.

Elmira Savings Bank’s renovation transforms a previously underutilized community brick building into a renewed and inviting commercial space. Originally built in the early 1900s, the building has housed many businesses. The building was vacant and deteriorating for years before Elmira Savings Bank purchased and renovated it, and subsequently transformed a major downtown Ithaca intersection.

The restoration of the 5,000sf building includes a renewed entry, an upgraded building envelope for improved energy efficiency, and a 1,600sf brick and glass addition that brings new life to the historic structure. The interior features a complete gut and renovation that creates a bright, lively, efficient, and engaging commercial banking and office area. Site work included improved access, parking, a drive-through service window with new canopy cover, and landscape features such as shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses all around. With a focus on sustainability, the building also features sun shades, and an all-electric heating/cooling plant.