Louisiana community bank revamps main space

The new main lobby of Landmark Bank in Clinton, La., will feature historical artifacts as well as improved customer service workflow.

Clinton, La.,-based Landmark Bank has renovated its main space, a project intended to support the community bank’s 10-year growth plan. 

DEI, a design-build company specializing in bank projects, said the renovation is intended to “revitalize the interior with a modern spin while showcasing historical artifacts, including an antique safe and old bank ledgers.” The renovation, modeled after the 1800s-era nearby courthouse, will create additional space and improve customer service flow.

“To tie the ‘old and new’ together, a state-of-the-art, point-to-point, drive-thru system will be installed to greatly improve the location’s service capabilities and efficiency,” the release said. 

“Landmark Bank wanted to take a more modern spin on the classic branch,” added DEI interior designer Jared Powell. “We introduced historic artifacts throughout the space that highlight the history of both the bank and the community. The design is a dynamic revitalization of the interior space to match the resurgence of the brand.”

Founded in 1897, the bank has nearly $170 million in assets and four banking offices. 

 “DEI is excited to assist Landmark Bank in renovating this well-known building,” said Justin Sweetman, DEI regional vice president of sales. “A long-standing community landmark, the interior will be renovated to maximize space and provide a more modern banking experience. Landmark Bank is excited to plan for future growth — both within the bank and as a community partner.”