Client: Rock Canyon Bank
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Rock Canyon Bank was founded in 1991 as Western Community Bank and operates five branches in Utah County. The Spanish Fork branch building was originally constructed in the 1940-50s with two subsequent additions including a steep, sloped metal roof and other exterior features. The client hired WPA to restore the 4,574 sq. ft. building back to the glory of its original design and create a modern industrial aesthetic inside.
- Both the exterior and interior were stripped down to the original finishes as allowed by the project budget. Exterior elements were removed to expose the original brick and stone detailing at the entrances. New exterior awnings and canopies were added to scale down the height of the existing windows.
- Existing stucco features were changed in color to match the adjacent brick to make the building read as a single material.
- Interior improvements include an infill glass wall system to create offices and define teller and lobby spaces. Ceiling-hung exposed metal ducts and suspended lights continue the modern industrial aesthetic.
- When the exposed ceiling revealed numerous cracks and haphazard utility installations, a new ceiling was installed. The old ceiling height was maintained and original detailing utilized.
- Plaster on interior walls was removed to expose the original brick, adding color and texture to the space. The existing wood flooring was also exposed and refinished.