PNC Bank at 10th & South Streets in Philadelphia is officially open for business after construction completed in January of this year. PNC called on the expertise of Charles Matsinger Associates to provide a fit out of an existing ground floor space and a one story addition to create the new bank branch.
The masonry materials from the existing building were extended into the addition and the two parts were unified under a new blue canopy. The branch was designed to incorporate three interior automatic teller machines with millwork surrounds. This branch will achieve LEED Commercial Interior certification.
One issue the design team encountered was that the existing soil conditions were unsuitable to support the new addition on traditional concrete footings. A system of grade beams supported by caissons was utilized to support the new addition.