North American Bancard – Troy, Michigan Headquarters

  • Client North American Bancard,
  • size 90,000 sqft
  • Year 2013
  • Location Troy, Michigan, United States,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • Neumann/Smith Architecture has recently completed the renovation and redesign of North American Bancard’s Troy, Michigan Headquarters.

    Neumann/Smith Architecture undertook this multi-phased renovation with the goal of creating an energetic workspace that would attract and maintain the highest quality talent with the added challenge of developing design solutions that could be executed without disrupting daily business operations.

    Among the owner’s interests is a passion for contemporary art and design.  The renovation provided the opportunity to create a space that embodies his stylistic sensibilities by employing many of the most contemporary design ideas while also providing spaces to display artwork from his personal collection.

    Visitors first experience the space at the ground level concourse where a graphic installation fills one entire wall and the opposing wall displays a piece from the client’s personal art collection.

    Open, collaborative work areas and a dedicated call center are mixed with comfortable social spaces.  To energize the space, a graphic artist was commissioned to design a number of graphic elements throughout the building, including three-dimensional installations and other graphic features that become animated under the glow of choreographed light projections.

    The existing executive suite was, in many ways, a reflection of twentieth century expectations of how corporate management architecture ought to look with its dark wood paneling and bookshelves, muted carpet, and overall quiet effect which, by today’s standards, seems stodgy and dated.   The updated executive suite utilizes a rich palette of materials with distinctive textures and patterns that together create a contemporary space, yet maintains a dignified presence appropriate for its function.

    DesignNeumann/Smith Architecture
    PhotographyJustin Maconochie