MAHNOMEN, Minn. • ICON Architectural Group is excited about a commercial branch it designed for United Valley Bank in Mahnomen, Minn.

The $3.6 million project started in May 2020 and was completed this past July, with final accessories and decor to be completed in October.

The single-story branch is 6,269 square-feet and includes eight private offices, two open offices, a receptionist area, three teller lines, and one teller drive-thru station.

Amenities for customers include a mobile banking iPad station, beverage/coffee bar, fireplace with a TV surrounded by lounge chairs, and private viewing room for their safety deposit boxes.

An interior view of the United Valley Bank in Mahnomen, Minn.
An interior view of the United Valley Bank in Mahnomen, Minn.Image: ICON Architectural Group

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Amenities for employees include lots of natural light, ergonomic and attractive furniture, Midwestern-based artwork, a large break room and kitchen space, wellness room, private back entrance. There also is a meeting room for larger group closings, hidden copy and file room, large boardroom, and a separate office/work space for tellers.

There also are amenities for the local community such as after-hour access and rental abilities for large events with access to kitchen and restrooms. ICON describes it as “a beautiful multi-purpose space with a lot of natural light and technology provided.

“The interior of the project is branded with modern takes on the bank’s logo, colors and mission statement, while including custom photography and signage paying tribute to the city of Mahnomen. Using a mix of materials and bringing some of the exterior stone in creates an overall cohesive design with a timeless palette.”

According to the company, the Mahnomen branch already has the highest ATM usage of all United Valley Bank branches. By moving the location from Main Street to across the road from the very popular and busy casino, its ATM transactions will likely triple due to having lower ATM fees than the casino ATMs with their open 24-hour drive-thru.

The site layout also makes it easier for farmers and guests to bring larger trucks into the parking lot with designated oversized vehicle parking and bypass lane versus having to find spots on the Main Street to accommodate their vehicle size.