When Coastal Community Bank decided to redesign their Washington headquarters, they knew they wanted a state-of-the-art office facility. Natural light, privacy protection, and a distinguished look were all top priorities. Interior barn doors from AD Systems turned out to be an ideal solution.
Coastal Community Bank and AD Systems are both long-standing pillars of the entrepreneurial economy in the Everett, WA area. The bank is a major lender to local small businesses. AD Systems is a flourishing local manufacturer and longtime client of the bank. They shared the goal of building a beautiful new office, and AD Systems’ OfficeSlide™ sliding doors helped make it happen.
Evaluating Client Needs for Interior Barn Doors
The first step for any AD Systems’ project is a free consultation to understand the client’s needs and wants. Through a careful evaluation, AD Systems and Coastal Community Bank arrived at the following priorities:
- Lighting: Studies have shown that natural light in offices improves workplace performance. For a firm like Coastal Community Bank that sees happy employees as the key to great results, it was key.
- Privacy: Any business, large or small, must protect its employees’ and customers’ personal information. Plans for the building included a mix of open and closed offices, making privacy a major concern.
- Aesthetics: Financial institutions need an image that’s sober and professional, but not stuffy or outdated.
Introducing the OfficeSlide
The OfficeSlide’s advanced feature set made it an ideal choice for the new Coastal Community Bank headquarters. Its best-in-class performance addressed all of the bank’s top priorities:
- Available with sidelite configurations or full glass fronts for exceptional use of natural light.
- Up to one inch of privacy glazing available for a balance between lighting and privacy.
- Acoustic mitigation design technology dampens sound transmission to protect private conversations.
- Smooth, quiet operation and Soft-Close technology reduce distracting office noise.
- Warm, vibrant wood stain and dozens of other finish options for a sharp but inviting look.
In the early months of 2015, Coastal Community Bank moved around 40 employees into their new headquarters. Customers and employees alike loved the abundant natural light, quiet hallways, and rich interior aesthetic. Take an up-close look at the results in AD Systems’ project gallery!
If you’re considering interior barn doors for your office, the OfficeSlide is a premier contender. To find out more, contact AD Systems at 425-374-1360 or use their contact form.