Perkins+Will Miami Inaugural Flagship Of Sabadell United Bank Branch

Classically Modern Design Provides Secure Yet Personal Customer Experience for Top South Florida Bank

Feb 19, 2013, 05:55 ET from Perkins+Will

MIAMI, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading architecture and design firm Perkins+Will Miami today announced the completion of a new design concept for Sabadell United Bank on Brickell Avenue. This branch represents the future prototype for the bank's South Florida locations, implementing customer-centric design as the new standard.

The design overhaul features a "secure transparency" theme, which allows customers to decide how public or private they want their transaction to be. The space maintains a sleek, professional feel with granite floors to represent the company's stability. Much of the bank is glass, from the teller counter to the conference rooms, to promote a transparent and personal experience between customers and their representatives.

"We used Sabadell's design guidelines from its European headquarters as a guide to remain true to the overall branding of the company, but also made design modifications so its U.S. branches would be inviting to its domestic based customers," said Marlene Liriano, Interior Design Director for Perkins+Will Miami and Design Principal on this project. "To achieve this goal, we selected a limited number of materials that really exemplified the bank's motto of 'FOR MODERN TIMES, A CLASSIC BANKTM.'"

The new layout includes sleek wood veneer sliding doors that conceal file cabinets and translucent glass counters that discreetly display FDIC-required notices. The streamlined design keeps customers focused on the high-level service they receive at Sabadell. This location will serve as the prototype for Sabadell's redesign rollout at all of their branches, maintaining the modern yet classic feel of the company.

"Perkins+Will helped us execute our vision of a contemporary but very client functional office. This first-of-its kind bank design positions Sabadell as a leader and allows us to offer enhanced service to our clients," said Mario Trueba, President and CEO of Sabadell United Bank.

The bank is now open to the public and is located at the company's headquarters in the Sabadell Financial Center Building. Sabadell United Bank is one of the top banks in the state and is known for its high-level personal attention to customers in the Florida marketplace. Its dedication to innovation helps Sabadell provide contemporary yet professional services for both personal and business clients.


Established in 1935, Perkins+Will is a global multidisciplinary architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance society. With a staff of 1,500 in 24 locations worldwide, the firm serves clients across a broad range of project types and grounds its work in deep research. Perkins+Will ranks among the world's top design firms and is the recipient of hundreds of awards. Social responsibility is fundamental to the firm's outlook, work, and culture, and every year Perkins+Will donates one percent of its design services to non-profit organizations. With pioneering tools to advance sustainable design practices, the largest green building portfolio in North America, more than 1,000 LEED® Accredited Professionals, and a commitment to the 2030 Challenge, Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry's preeminent sustainable design firms. For more information, visit


Sabadell United Bank, headquartered in Miami, Florida, is a locally-managed, nationally-chartered banking institution. The bank has 23 locations throughout the state, serving over 35,000 clients, and is the sixth largest bank in Florida by deposits. Bauer Financial Reports recognized the financial strength of the bank by awarding it a five-star rating, the highest available. Sabadell United Bank is recognized as the trusted financial advisor for professionals and businesses as well as domestic and international high-net-worth individuals.

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