What do banking and architecture have in common? Everything.
Patriquin Architects is a team of architects and designers based in New Haven, Connecticut. Their broad range of experience in institutional, commercial and residential projects has earned this full-service architectural design firm several distinguished awards in its ten-year history.
What started as a solo practice for Karin Patriquin, principal at Patriquin Architects, has grown from a team of two in 2010, to a team of seven, whose passion is to develop elegant sustainable solutions. Their approach with any partnerships, including clients, consultants and construction partners, is collaboration. It is no surprise that Karin would seek a banking partner with the same philosophy.
"I use Guilford Savings Bank for everything; my personal banking and my business banking," said Karin. She added, "As my business has grown, my relationship with GSB has grown."
When the opportunity came up to buy the building in which the firm was renting, Karin reached out to GSB Loan Officer, Mark Jenusaitis, who guided Karin through the process of getting a loan. "What could have been a really complicated process was very easy workin with Guilford Savings Bank. They actually came to our office to explain everything and have been very, very helpful, every step of the way," shared Karin.
"We recognize the success of Patriquin Architects has a lot to do with their collaborative approach with clients and partners. Designing spaces and buildings in our community will be their lasting legacy and we are thrilled to be a part of their growth," said Jenusaitis. He added, "It was our pleasure to help Karin and her team secure their office setting so they can focus on delivering more beautiful and creative designs to our community."
Upon reflecting on the partnership with GSB, Karin concluded, "GSB's customer service in general, and their people, in general, are just wonderful people who really believe in relationships with their clients. And I have enjoyed working with them."