Standard Chartered Bank Headquarters Building
Teamed with FMA Architect, Ltd., our competition entry for the 12-story Nigerian Headquarters for Standard Chartered Bank (SCBN) was selected from a group of shortlisted firms. The program required replacement of an existing SCBN facility with a minimum 10,000 square meter facility on the same site in downtown Lagos. A fully functional facility had to be maintained throughout construction while planning for a major increase in SCBN staff over a ten year period. The nearly equatorial location meant solar exposure to both north and south elevations, driving sun control devices on both facades. Banking functions take place on the ground floor with sufficient room for a porte cochere on the arrival site and customer parking to the east.