• View from the State Street entry, with award-winning finish work, traditional columns, trim

  • The Lobby view from the Entry is anchored by the concave guardrail and old vault in the rear

  • The whiplash curve of the Mezzanine contrasts with the formality of the colonnaded Lobby

  • Coffered ceilings on the Lobby's sides, accented by classic plasterwork, custom chandeliers

La Cumbre Savings Bank

This Administrative Center and Branch Office, 735 State Street, Santa Barbara, included a 13,000 sf. remodel of the Balboa building's first floor, and received a BIA Design Award for unique interiors. Mike McGuire, then President, urged preservation of the traditional ceiling and column mouldings of the original 1920's bank, then covered over with layers of drywall. The result was a uniquely traditional interior, accented by a curving mezzanine and rich hardwood cabinetry, the bank gaining a symbol of quality and lasting value at a prime location.