First National Bank of Alaska Addition

Location: Palmer, Alaska
Year Completed: 2010
Total sf: 550 sf New Construction
Contractor: F-E Contracting

The First National Bank of Alaska’s Palmer Branch required an extensive renovation of all interior public spaces, casework, and an expansion of their lending department and offices. The addition of only 550 s.f. of new office space presented challenges when a match for the 1989 brick was not available. A colorful new pallet of metal and composite wood panels was utilized to update the exterior of the bank while merging new and old. The project was competitively bid and was awarded and constructed within the Owners budget. Three dimensional construction documents were employed to clearly communicate to both client and contractor the complexities of the casework demolition, salvage, and extent of new work. The project was completed while the bank remained in operation. Wolf Architecture worked closely with the client and Contractor to effectively manage construction and costs resulting in a dramatically modernized facility.