New York Construction Magazine Honors JRS Architect, P.C. Bank Project

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McGraw Hill's New York Construction magazine presented JRS Architect, P.C. with an award of merit in the retail category for its design of Madison National Bank's first branch on Long Island.

JRS Architect, P.C. has been honored by McGraw-Hill's New York Construction magazine for its unique architectural design for Madison National Bank's branch in Merrick, NY.

The architectural firm, which has offices in Long Island, New York City and New Jersey, received the Award of Merit in the retail category in the publication's Best Of 2007 winners, which was voted on by a jury of industry leaders. The award was presented today.

"It's always gratifying to receive recognition for our work and we are especially proud of our work for Madison National Bank," said John R. Sorrenti, F.A.I.A., President of JRS. "Awards, such as this New York Construction's Award of Merit, inspire us to accomplish even greater things in the future."

JRS, one of the nation's leading bank architectural and design firms, created a unique design that serves as a cornerstone to the brand image of Madison National Bank, which was opened its doors earlier this year. The design was based upon Madison National Bank's vision to have their bank reflect a warm and inviting environment.

"The bank's founders wanted something that was different, eye catching and reminiscent of old world design, coupled with the benefits of the latest building technology and products," said Sorrenti.

The firm designed an almost 3,700-square foot branch with a towering brick chimney, high sloping roof and turreted vestibule that allows it to stand out on Merrick's busy streetscape.

JRS' design for the bank was based on American revival architecture of the mid to late 19th Century, a style called Richardson Romanesque and named after architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose masterpiece is Trinity Church in Boston. Richardson's style is characterized by massive stone walls and dramatic semicircular arches over windows and entranceways, rounded towers with conical roofs whose counterpoint resides in the dynamism of interior space. To create an open, inviting and warm interior, JRS used a cathedral ceiling supported by Queen Ann trusses, a burning fireplace, wrought iron bronze chandeliers and red and gold floral carpeting and upholstered chairs.

About JRS Architect, P.C.:
JRS Architect, P.C., with offices in Mineola, NY, New York City, and Princeton, NJ, has grown from six people since its establishment in 1986 to more than 50 today serving New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It has developed design expertise in the corporate, financial, healthcare, educational and institutional, hospitality and public-spaces, and retail markets. For the past four years, the firm has ranked within Interior Design Magazine's list of 100 Interior Design Giants and the last three years has ranked within the top 40 Healthcare Design Giants. For more information about JRS Architect, P.C., call (516) 294-1666 or visit http://www.jrsarchitect.com.

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