SUM Design Studio + architecture is an architecture and design firm based in Portland, OR that designs spaces for financial institutions across the Northwest. From new construction to adapting and modernizing old buildings, SUM works closely with banks and credit unions each step of the way to ensure that the end results work well for clients and for their customers. SUM’s experience designing for financial institutions enables a range of options through the entire process - from working with local jurisdictions, code, and site selection to space design, functionality, and through final construction. Having completed 20+ financial projects, SUM is also well-versed in banking and credit union trends, from how customers and members use facilities, what new technologies are on the horizon, and how good design makes the banking experience better.
SUM most recently completed the newest branch of Clackamas County Bank in Gresham, OR. The 9,500-square-foot, two-story bank branch provides drive-thru facilities, 26 new parking spaces in a surface parking lot, and associated site improvements. SUM is currently designing a 35,000-square-foot executive headquarters and a new branch for First Federal Savings and Loan in McMinnville, Ore.
Other completed financial projects include the design, renovation, and construction of numerous Advantis Credit Union branches across Portland, and collaboration with Momentum, Inc. on Twinstar, Fibre Federal, Verity, and Red Canoe Credit Unions and First Federal Savings and Loans throughout the Pacific Northwest. SUM includes a growing team of architects, interior designers, and industry-leading consultants.