New era for Woodforest National Bank
When it was built in 1962, the old Woodforest National Bank building (originally occupied by the Conroe Federal Savings & Loan Association) was considered ahead of its time. The modernist building had a simple rectangular plan and white façade, punctuated on one side with floor-to-ceiling windows. “It almost felt like somebody picked that thing up out of California and dropped it into Montgomery County,” according to Jay Dreibelbis, Woodforest National Bank President and CEO. And everyone noticed the building because it was prominently located on a main corner two blocks away from the county courthouse and Conroe City Hall. A new and equally attention-grabbing building now sits in its place, another landmark for Woodforest National Bank. PRISM produced the promotional renderings for LA Architects back in 2020. The sleek glass building opened to customers earlier this month, and E.E. Reed Construction, L.P. was the general contractor. LA Architects designed the 3-story building to house the bank and provide leasable Class A office and retail space. The building totals 32,800 s.f.; Woodforest has its full-service branch bank on the first floor. The spacious lobby has warm interior finishes and places for customers to sit and work. The commercial banking team is located on the second floor, where there is additional office space.