At The Korte Company, we’re bank designers and interior designers with experience in both architecture and construction. Our Design-Build team has designed and constructed hundreds of facilities and have delivered on-time and on-budget for financial institutions across the U.S. In this bank design project, we saved our client money and time with build smart design solutions.

We designed and built the 10,009-square-foot Farm Credit Service building in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The facility has 12 offices, a 72-person meeting room, office space, file storage, a work area and an additional conference room.

The bank originally requested we place the large conference room in the basement. The Korte Company and Korte Design proposed placing the conference room on the ground level, eliminating the basement altogether. The site was large enough to accommodate the size of the building. Our design proposal eliminated the basement, an elevator, a second set of restrooms, and two stairs, providing Farm Credit Services a saving of $400,000. Through the design, we also provided better access to the 72-person meeting room and a larger, more attractive building footprint. An added plus, the bank wouldn’t need any elevator maintenance. This layout became the prototype for Farm Credit Service’s facilities in Sherman, Jerseyville, and Marion, Illinois.

On the exterior of the building, we used the standard Farm Credit Services material, reinforcing the brand image. The site includes concrete pavement, 56 parking spaces, trash enclosure, and a storage building for the Farm Credit Services portable BBQ pit.

Project details

Let's talk

Get build-smart guidance from our experienced Design-Build team.

Get started
Project Details
Markets
  • Financial
Services
  • Design Services
  • Design-Build
Clients
  • Farm Credit Services of Illinois
Architects
  • The Korte Company
Size
  • 10,009 square feet
Year
  • 2012
Location
  • Mt. Vernon, IL
Print version

Offices

St. Louis
5700 Oakland Avenue
Suite 275
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-231-3700
Fax: 314-231-4682
Highland
12441 US Highway 40
PO Box 146
Highland, IL 62249
Phone: 618-654-8611
Fax: 618-654-4999
Las Vegas
9225 W. Flamingo Road
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Phone: 702-228-9551
Fax: 702-228-5852
Norman
128 E. Main Street
Suite 101
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: 405-470-4959
Fax: 405-701-5979
BUILDING EMERGENCY? CALL US 24/7 AT 618-654-8611
"I'D RATHER DRIVE NAILS THAN EAT." -RALPH KORTE