Fort Morgan Federal Credit Union - TW Beck Architects

Fort Morgan Federal Credit Union

City, ST  |  December 2016  |  5,000 Sq. Ft.

Federal Credit Union Features Vaulted Clerestory for Natural Daylighting

The Fort Morgan Federal Credit Union was completed in December of 2011. The 9827 square foot building is located in Fort Morgan, Colorado, on 2.09 acres at the northeast corner of East Railroad Avenue and Sherman Street in the Salud Business Park. The 5040 square foot main level includes five teller stations – one handicapped accessible – a conference/training room, break room, five private offices as well as some back-office space. General Contractor for the project was Pat Walters of Buildings by Design in Brush, Colorado.

The new Fort Morgan Federal Credit Union is a branch of the Sterling Federal Credit Union. Membership is available to residents of Morgan and Logan Counties and their relatives. Members have access to a complete line of affordable financial products and services. According to President John Byczkowski, the credit union’s history dates to 1938 when members of the Logan County community established a financial cooperative with initial assets of $90.00.  Those assets now exceed $101 million.

The main feature of the building is a central vaulted clerestory that is naturally daylighted using “Kalwall” panels. The clerestory is framed with exposed gluelam timber trusses centered over the lobby and teller stations. The timber framing of the clerestory and ceiling is repeated in the front entry porch and the covered drive up porte-cochere.

The 4787 square foot basement, initially unfinished, will house mechanical equipment and be used for storage. Approximately 2000 square feet of the basement area may be finished for occupancy in the future.  The building is designed to accommodate a future main level addition of approximately 1800 square feet. There are four lanes of covered, drive-up banking, one which also provides access to an ATM machine.