Wachovia Bank

Phoenix, Arizona

Interior functions are organized in a triangular plan. Two of the sides address the streetscape, revealing the workings of the bank to traffic and passers-by; the third side offers a friendly entry from the mall and parking area. The floating roof is supported at its center by a column, from which the structure cantilevers over steel columns at glass walls. The glass is shaded from summer sun by large overhangs and by vertical screens that layer the facade and modulate daylight.

“Once again, Knoell & Quidort exceeded our expectations, delivering a striking building that functions as we expected it would.”

— Steve Miller, VP in charge of project development