Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has been selected by Eastern Bank to provide interior design and graphic design services for the company as it redefines its retail branch banking program and develops ideas for more self-service, high-tech branches. Eastern Bank, the oldest and largest mutual bank in the country, also collaborated with MPA to redesign the lobby of its corporate headquarters in Boston in conjunction with the establishment of the company’s new innovation lab, Eastern Labs.
MPA redesigned Eastern Bank’s corporate headquarters at 265 Franklin Street in Boston to complement this new “branch of the future” concept. The 4,500sf, two-floor executive office space features a giant nine-screen video wall that displays the bank’s technology-focused marketing messages and provides AV capability for video conference calls.
A circular, grand staircase connects the reception and lobby areas, and the office features a mix of management offices and open collaborative space for Eastern Labs.
Two conference rooms and a boardroom adjoin the second-floor reception area, with the board room’s sliding glass walls opening for use as a multipurpose space. A mobile reception desk provides flexibility for events, and branding panels with collaged images promote the bank’s branding message of quality service, community, diversity, and sustainability.
MPA’s projects for Eastern Bank include a “branch of the future” prototype in Cotuit, a microbranch in Lawrence, a branch in Melrose, and an administrative center in Lynn.