Commerce Bank recently celebrated the ongoing transformations to its St. Louis-area branches with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Natural Bridge branch renovation. Located at 4402 Natural Bridge, this combined renovation and addition is one of the bank’s first local efforts to minimize its footprint while strengthening its presence in a geographic location that is otherwise underserved.
Looking to consolidate its branch locations to a smaller footprint, Commerce Bank turned to V Three Studios to design a branch that could offer up all the bank’s capabilities from a 2,000-square-foot space. Working with the existing 1,200-square-foot space, V3 helped breathe new life into the very small and complex project by updating interior finishes and incorporating tech-enabled consulting rooms that offer video networking capabilities. This brings all the services Commerce Bank has to offer into a single location by allowing the Natural Bridge branch to access additional expertise offered at other branch and office locations. Picking up on the architectural cues of the existing building, V3 was able to design exterior additions that maintain the integrity of the building’s original aesthetic. The new wings allow interior spaces to be appropriately scaled and provide a more holistic customer experience. With the successful opening of the Natural Bridge branch, Commerce Bank has shown its commitment to reinvesting in the St. Louis City area.