Retail Banking 2014 Takeaways

Earlier this month, VP Financial Services Paul Seibert attended the 2014 Retail Banking conference in Orlando, Florida. The event featured dozens of prominent speakers in the banking world, from international bank executives to financial industry consultants.

As one of those speakers in the BankThink Live event, Paul spoke about the "10 Attributes of a Successful Prototype." Paul also attended multiple general meetings, breakout sessions, and TED-style talks. In these informational gatherings, overarching themes emerged -- especially when it comes to omni-channel delivery.

Paul has condensed what he learned at Retail Banking 2014 into an article called "Takeaways: 10+1". 

Click here to download these insights for free.


"Facility Solutions" series by Paul Seibert

Paul Seibert, EHS VP of Financial Design, offers tips on branch design and location analysis.  The CUES "Facility Solutions" multi-part series continues:

03/18/2014 – Cultural Evolution in the Branches
02/18/2014 – What Employees Want in the Workplace
11/19/2013 – Process and Product Perfection 
10/15/2013 – Acoustics in Branch Design 
09/17/2013 – Planning for Shared Branching 
08/20/2013 – Branch Design and Robbery Prevention

View previous articles in the Archives


Come Visit Us at CUNA GAC 2014 - Booth 104!

One of the hottest topics in 2014 is driving high brand and branch performance through branch transformation, technology integration, cultural evolution, and a powerful brand experience.

See concrete examples of whaqt we are doing for some of the largest credit unions and banks in North America and how we can help your credit union create the high performance branch of the future. Visit Paul Seibert, CMC, in Booth #104.

"It is a new world - we need to lead or get run over"


EHS Welcomes Two Architects to Our Team

We are happy to announce two new architects have joined our integrated team of architects and interior designers.

Charles Fritzemeier, AIA is a Senior Architect and Project Manager with extensive experience in both public and private sector projects. His anthropological background provides a unique perspective on human interaction with the built environment. Charles has also spent much of his career driving marketing and business development initiatives, and will continue to do so at EHS.


Jeffrey Brajcich is an Intern Architect with more than five years of experience. His skills are varied, with a focus on BIM implementation in design and construction. Jeff has fit seamlessly into our team, and has hit the ground running on multiple projects. 


Interior Designer, Architect Join EHS Team

EHS is thrilled to announce the addition of two new staff members to its roster of architects and interior designers. 

Fatah Boualamallah, RA, NCARB is an Architect with more than twenty years of project experience in all aspects of the built environment. He has worked as a construction manager and building envelope forensic architect, which has provided him with an in-depth perspective of the constructability of buildings. Fatah earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tizi-Ouzou and a Master degree in Planning from the University of Montana.


Karlee Coble is an Interior Designer with eight years’ experience working on residential, commercial, public, healthcare, and higher education projects.  She is a team player with extensive experience collaborating with architects and engineers in an integrated design team setting. Karlee earned a FIDER-accredited Interior Design degree from Bellevue College.


The Financial Brand Features EHS Project

EHS has a long-standing relationship with BlueShore Financial. Ten years ago we began developing a new prototype concept with partner Weber Marketing Group. The result was the "financial spa" - a concept that increased their market share and helped them stand out among other financial institutions.

In this story from The Financial Brand, BlueShore executives and Mark Weber talk about the ten-year transformation process and what the future holds. 

Read the full article here.


Come Visit Us! - Booth 34 - NWCUA Amplify 2013

We are excited to once again attend the Northwest Credit Union Association's Amplify Convention this week, October 8-10 in Portland, Oregon. 

EHS VP Financial Services Paul Seibert will be manning the booth, ready to answer all of your questions about strategic branch planning & analysis, the member & staff experience, and technology trends & integration.

If you'll be there, don't be shy and come say "hi" at Booth #34 - and enter to win a bottle of fine Washington wine! 

And if you're on Twitter, follow the action with #CUAmplify13 and @EHS_Design.


Free Webinar - 10 Branch Delivery Options

It's a new world in branch delivery
Tuesday, November 5, 10 a.m. PST

Multiple factors are driving development of an increasing number of branch delivery options. These include:

     -Consumer expectations and preferences
     -New products and services
     -Low margins 

In this presentation, EHS will discuss ten branching methods being used to enter, sustain, and grow markets. This discussion will include size, staffing, purpose, costs, and options for each.

Join us in this free 30-minute webinar with Paul Seibert, VP Financial Design at EHS Design.

Register now!


Free eBook - Financial Industry Planning & Design

Since 2009, Paul Seibert has been writing a monthly column for the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) CU Management website. In this "Facility Solutions" series, Paul writes about branch and headquarters branding and design, strategic branch planning, strategic operations occupancy planning, industry trends, technology integration - the list goes on. 

All of these articles Paul has written over the years have now been compiled into this free eBook, Financial Industry Planning & Design.

Download the eBook today!



Free Webinar - Branch as Catalyst for Change

Using the branch as a springboard for organizational transformation
August 8, 10 a.m. PST

Shifting corporate culture to align with your vision is possible. It requires catalytic activities that create excitement and organizational alignment. Transforming a financial institution is not easy, but focusing on retail delivery can accelerate metamorphosis. We will walk you through some of the practical components of these transformational activities to help you lead your organization to break-through results.

Join us in this free 15-minute webinar with Mike Watson, Principal at Wazuku Advisory Group and Paul Seibert, VP Financial Design at EHS Design.

Register now!