JRS Architect, P.C. Wins Long Island AIA Award for North Fork Bank's Long Beach Branch

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JRS Architect P.C., a leader in bank architecture and design, has won the 2007 Furniture and Furnishing Award in a competition sponsored by the Long Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its design of a North Fork Bank branch in Long Beach, NY.

A recently completed North Fork Bank branch in Long Beach, NY, whose interior glows with bright southwestern colors and decorative stonework, won a prestigious award for JRS Architect P.C., one of Long Island's largest architecture and design firms.

The Mineola-based firm won the 2007 Furniture and Furnishings Award in a juried competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Long Island Chapter. Results of the competition were announced recently.

"It's always a pleasure to receive honors for our work, but it is especially gratifying to be recognized by our colleagues at the AIA Long Island Chapter," said JRS president John R. Sorrenti.

The 3,800-square-foot North Fork Bank branch at 11 Long Beach Plaza on Park Avenue, features a southwestern flavor with an interior that is awash in bright colors and rich textures. Decorative stonework is found on the tellers' counters and coffee counter and is accented with decorative tile. Heavy wood stretches across the interior ceilings. The bank opened in July.

Over the course of more than 20 years, JRS has designed about 3,000 projects, including banks throughout Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut as well as in Florida. JRS' roster of bank industry clients is a veritable Who's Who of Banking and includes Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Citicorp, Hudson City Savings Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Madison National Bank, New York Community Bank, North Fork Bank, Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Wachovia Bank NA.

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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