Daniel Island, SC

Completion: 2005

Size: 48,970 sf

First Citizens Plaza is a mixed-used retail & commercial condominium project located at the intersection of Daniel Island and Seven Farms Drives. Developed under the premise of housing the first branch for First Citizens Bank on Daniel Island, a main objective was to create a flagship structure. Its prominent siting and attention to architectural detail emphasize this desire. A stainless steel awning and trellis structure graces the building’s entry, which was designed to be reminiscent of the intricacies of bank vault mechanisms and traditional bank teller screenings.

This project can be defined in two separate masses, joined by the branch’s drive-through area. The curved façade holds the prime commercial areas; the 5,000sf First Citizens branch bank, 5,000sf Anchor Commercial Realty, and second story 15,000sf law firm of Clawson & Staubes LLC. The remaining linear section was designed for maximum flexibility and is separable into two floors of 4 individual 2,500sf retail spaces.