brookhaven empire national bank began as a de nova bank under the successful leadership of its founder and ceo, douglas manditch. after ten years in operation, they have expanded into a full-fledged retail and corporate lending institution across long island. bld architecture worked directly with the organization in developing its flagship headquarters building in islandia, and future locations in port jefferson, shirley, and mineola. the brand was built upon a commitment to the seamless integration of time-honored values, personal service, and emerging technologies.
bld’s design involved the conversion of the decade’s old existing structure into empire’s new 19,000 gsf corporate offices. the building gives form to the company’s core values and embodies the bank’s image of professionalism with a personal touch. the design of the space maximizes natural light by revolving around a central courtyard with a new reflecting pool. a sophisticated palette of interior finish materials was selected combined with cutting edge information technology that promotes an integrated environment and visitor experience. features include expansive interior and exterior walls of glass that surround the center courtyard and pool, creating a serene retreat that brings natural light deep into the interior workplace.