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  Stockman Bank, Billings Heights Office Pg. 66Stockman Bank, Billings Heights Office
CTA Architects Engineers, 1500 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59103

Billings, Montana
Total Square Feet: 11,523
Construction Period: June 1999 to May 2000

Construction Team
General Contractor: Hardy Construction - 420 North 25th Street, Billings, MT 59103
Structural Engineer: CTA Architects Engineers - 1500 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59103
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: CTA Architects Engineers - 1500 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59103
Landscape Architect: CTA Architects Engineers - 1500 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59103

Stockman Bank, Billings Heights Office is the second new facility that CTA Architects Engineers has completed for Stockman Bank of Montana in the Billings vicinity. With the first facility, the owner wished to establish a "corporate identity" to be utilized with their subsequent new facilities. It was the desire of Stockman Bank of Montana to construct buildings that presented an image of a well established financial institution that meant business and were "here to stay". As the second Stockman Bank in the Billings area, the Billings Heights Office carries on the established tradition of high quality design and construction that has become the Stockman Bank standard.

The site is on the corner of two major arterial streets. Part of the challenge of the site was to design the building in order that it maintained a strong image from both of the adjacent major arterials. The facades which address either major street are integrated visually by a two-story high curved wall which faces the street corner. The curved wall appears to be constructed of a curtainwall system. In fact, the wall is constructed of a structural steel frame and prefinished aluminum frame windows that are installed between structural members. The painted steel "eyebrow" over the curved wall is constructed of 1/4-inch steel plate that is curved to reflect the radius of the curved wall.

The contract for construction of the building was negotiated with Hardy Construction. Hardy Construction obtained subcontractor prices for work in the various divisions. Subcontractors were selected based upon price, quality of work, and ability to conform to the construction schedule.

The building is two-stories without a basement. It has a reinforced concrete vault as part of the main level. It is constructed of a reinforced concrete footing and foundation system. The structural frame is steel tube columns and steel wide flange sections as the floor and roof members. The exterior walls are constructed of heavy gauge metal studs, 6-inch batt insulation, exterior sheathing, air space, and exterior brick. Much of the exterior imagery of the building is acheived through patterning of multiple colors of brick. The cornice which caps the exterior walls is made up of individual custom precast concrete units which were set in place by the masonry contractor.

The mechanical system is variable air volume with hydronicreheat coils. A packaged roof top cooling only downdraft unit supplies the air for the system. For aesthetic reasons, the unit was installed in a mechanical courtyard and ducted into the building. The building heating is hydronic and is acheived by a high efficiency boiler supplying hot water to variable volume reheat coils. This system provides individual room temperature control throughout the facility. The entire mechanical system is controlled with state-of-the-art direct digital controls.

The drive-up canopy is detached and the lanes face the teller window. Bank equipment pneumatic tubes run through an underground culvert to supply each of the drive-up kiosks.

Exterior Walls - Entrances & Storefronts, Aluminum Windows: United States Aluminum; EIFS: Dryvit.
Roof - Membrane: Versico; Batt Insulation: Johns Manville.
Floors - Tile: Dal-Tile; Unit Masonry Flooring: Cerim Chromtech; VCT: Congoleum.
Interior Walls - Toilet Partitions: Ampco; Toilet & Bath Accessories: American Toilet Specialties.
Elevators - Otis.

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