Slavie Federal Savings Bank is an independent financial corporation that decided to move its corporate headquarters from the city of Baltimore to Maryland’s political center, Bel Air, Harford County. The project consisted of two separate multi-story, brick-clad buildings. Due to a sloping site, the 20,000 SF, three-story corporate office building was designed to connect with the 8,000 SF, two-story branch bank via a covered pedestrian bridge at the second level. The bridge also served as the drive-through teller canopy. The overall exterior design motif harkened back to the Victorian era, which is sympathetic to the historic mixed commercial and residential neighborhood. However, the building systems employed were state-of-the-art to reflect the bank’s growth in both the traditional and electronic banking marketplace.