With the goals of a more significant community profile and increased customer services, the FKFS board authorized the planning, design and construction of a new bank headquarters in Paola, Kansas.  CP&A prepared a site development plan that included a 3,930 square foot building, customer parking, vehicular circulation for five (5) drive-up lanes and extensive landscape improvements.


The building design and primary exterior materials were selected to distinguish FKFS from other banks while presenting a modern yet traditional image.  Prefinished metal standing seam roof, two (2) brick veneer colors, ground-face decorative block veneer, cast stone wall coping, and aluminum/glass windows and doors combine in an attractive, low maintenance composition.


A key program element was FKFS 's goal to make the interior feel open and inviting, while maximizing both space efficiency and space utilization.  It was critical for the tellers to serve both the Lobby and drive-up customers with equal effectiveness.


The large window areas on the north and south end walls align with a raised barrel vault ceiling in the Lobby and Personal Banking areas.  The expansive exterior windows and the interior aluminum/glass walls along the Personal Banking areas contribute to the building's sense of openness and transparency.