Construction is underway on a 4,500-square-foot branch of M&T Bank in central Brooklyn. The new branch designed by Pentagram's Lorenzo Apicella is the first of three to be rolled out after the success of his flagship Southgate Branch in West Seneca, NY, which opened last April. The components of Southgate were designed to be adaptable for variable branch sizes and site contexts; in Brooklyn they have been configured to work within a prominent urban setting at the corner of Atlantic and New Jersey Avenues.
As with M&T's other new branches the building will be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards (LEED) established by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a rating system distinguishing high-performance buildings with less impact on the environment.