ZIONS BANK FINANCIAL CENTER
Project Confirmation Number: 60421
Entry Category Commercial:
Commercial: Office Buildings, Warehouses, Hospitals, Big-Box Store, and Strip Malls
488 North Main St
Logan, Utah 84321
Brief description of the project:
The Zions Bank Logan financial center is a two-story stone and brick veneer building laid over a concrete masonry structural volume. The bank provides 14,000 square feet of banking, office, and conference room facilities. The masonry detailing emphasizes the change in materials and precision in craft.
Size of Building:
13,892 Square Feet
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
21,000 SQ FT BRICK,
12,000 8" CMU BRICK VENEER,
2 1/4" EMPEROR BRICK, COLOR: COPPER STONE, MATTE FINISH W/ NATURAL MORTAR COLOR, SQUARE RAKED BED JOINTS W/ FLUSH STRUCK HEAD JOINTS.
FOR BONDING PATTERN OVER 4,000 SQ FT MECHANICALLY FASTENED STONE 2 3 CM EXTERIOR STONE SLAB CLADDING WITH SQUARE EDGES, COLOR:NIROBI LIMESTONE, POLISHED FINISH
OVER 500 SQ FT OF STONE PAVING, STAIRS, AND SITE STONE
Project completion date: October 2016
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques:
Set in the Town Center of Logan, this Zions Bank Regional Financial Center is located within the community’s commercial and civic districts. The new 14,000 square foot, two-story branch replaced a 4,400 square foot, single-story branch, allowing Zions Bank the opportunity to offer expanded services.
The regional financial center is located on the corner of Main Street and 500 North, both major circulation arteries connecting the City Center and university campus one mile away. Logan City’s vernacular building materials are predominately brick masonry, limestone, terracotta, concrete and cement plaster.
Respecting the local material palette, 2 ¼” high x 16” long emperor brick masonry units were used as the prevalent material for the new financial center. The bed joints of the long-narrow masonry units are raked back while the head joints are struck flush with the face of the brick, emphasizing the horizontal masonry proportions of the building’s exterior. The masonry detailing emphasizes the handcrafted nature of the brick units. In contrast to the brick masonry, regional-colored, polished limestone was provided at the building’s base, formally grounding the building onto a stone plinth.
Other horizontal limestone components implemented within the façade include a 4-inch projected belt course and an inlaid coping course, both aligning with brick coursing. The building design features two prominent entries, each clad in polished limestone with solid turned limestone columns spanning 28-feet to support the upper stone pediment and frame the two-story glazed curtain wall foyer behind.
The west entry is located directly on Main Street, requiring the entry transition to accommodate the grades of the sloping streetscape. This resulted in the design of a grand stairway and ramp integrated within the public way, using thermally-finished, solid limestone treads and landing slabs to withstand the rigorous street activity.
The main entry vestibules are framed with light bronze sheet metal surrounds to match the curtain wall above, effectively reducing the large-scale entry pediment to relate more to the human scale. The building’s glazed curtain wall openings are detailed to incorporate dimensional limestone surrounds that frame the 16-inch deep recessed windows, expressing the depth of the exterior wall assembly.
Within the limestone surrounds, the curtain wall window frames transition from a more open window pattern on the street level to a narrower pattern at the upper level. The transition from the street level to the upper level glazing is articulated by a suspended decorative bronze metal panel that incorporates a filigree motif from the vault door of the original branch bank. Along the north street-facing façade, the building is compartmentalized into three distinct volumes.
The center limestone volume frames a series of 20-inch deep vertical curtain wall openings that delineate the centralized, open floor plan of the street level, providing pedestrians and motorists a glimpse of the interior activity. The two outer flanking projected volumes are comprised of light bronze curtain wall and sheet metal paneling, maintaining a height and proportionate relationship with the limestone and brick masonry reliefs of the adjacent facades.
PRESCOTT MUIR ARCHITECTS
ASH GROVE PRO MIX
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