Modern and sleek are two ways to describe the PNC Bank offices located at the Arcadia North Commons Building in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The 3rd floor, which consisted of 11,620 existing square-footage of renovation space, was converted for use by PNC Bank. The demolition consisted of removal and replacement of all existing drywall metal stud partitions, acoustical ceilings, flooring, doors & hardware, cabinets and countertops, window treatments and electrical.
The finishes included glass walls, glass doors, glass etched sign, wood walls, cabinets and countertops, sound soak fabric wall panels, carpet, ceramic tile, painting, ceilings, and window treatments. The interior millwork finishes included multi-level drawers, shelves, and work surfaces. The custom hardwood walls were fabricated off site and erected in place with accent trims applied in the field. The millwork was constructed and installed following AWI Premium Grade Standards.
The offices were constructed with the use of sound soak fabric panels and glass walls. This allows the occupant to maintain privacy with the use of daylight design concepts. Mechanical included the installation of new branch ductwork, diffusers, registers, and grilles, as well as new plumbing fixtures. New electrical work included power distribution provided for new outlets, lighting, and low voltage systems throughout. The wet pipe sprinkler and fire alarm modifications were completed within the renovation.
The renovations were performed during normal working hours and required detailed scheduling and communication to eliminate any disruptions to the building occupants. Delivery of all material was carefully organized and planned due to the building being full owner occupied.