Coastal Architecture Embodied


Gontram Architecture has had the pleasure of working on many coastal projects over the years.  Coastal architecture has a particular feel to it that, when done successfully, is relaxing and non-pretentious, similar to the lifestyle beach living evokes.

This design was recently completed for a new First Bank location in Ocean Isle, North Carolina.  This small coastal town is located in Brunswick County, near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

First Bank has an aging branch in Ocean Isle, but desired a completely updated structure on a piece of property with greater visibility.  This design merges the contemporary functions of current banking practices with the coastal architecture embodied by Ocean Isle.

This project is due to begin construction in October.

First Bank is a rapidly expanding regional bank based in Southern Pines, NC.  First Bank currently has over 80 locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.


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