SOUTHERN FIRST BANK
Located prominently on the corner of Calhoun and Elizabeth streets in downtown Charleston, Southern First Bank’s site presented several challenges: a quarter-acre site with limited space, limited access and aging infrastructure that abuts both commercial and residential areas. The building’s craftsmanship, detailing and monumental staircase help create a good pedestrian experience — well-received by the city’s BAR — and anchors the urban corner while serving as a main entry and backdrop to the Gaillard’s park. Designers worked diligently with the owner and community groups to come up with a design that could accommodate the owner’s needs on the small site and in an appropriate scale that the neighborhood community supported. The three story design consists of parking and a walk-in lobby at the ground level, with offices located on the second and third floors.
Square Footage: 17,000 sf
Completion Date: 2017
Consulting Interior Designer: Day King Interior Design