Confidential Financial Services – Westlake Village
In designing branch offices for this iconic financial institution’s private wealth management services, Wirt Design tailors each office to the client base and local geography. For Westlake, California, that meant a conservative, mature, but less buttoned-up audience. However since they were moving to a new location it made sense to update the aesthetic to something more of its time that would attract new, younger clients.
There is a more casual vibe to the Westlake location: instead of exotic wood veneer millwork and marble flooring, distressed hardwoods and broadloom are used, the reception desk is finished with a mix of coarse marbles, and the furnishings are still refined but more comfortable.
The artwork continues to be a focal point and another way to connect with the clients, many of whom are art collectors and connected to the local art community.