Bank headquarters aren’t always known to be tourist destinations, but Western Savings & Loan in Phoenix wanted to create a world class corporate headquarters that embodied the founder’s Christian faith (the building’s basic floor plan is a cross) along with the timeless design of classic Italy. Sundt and the design team went straight to the source to find the authentic materials and skilled craftsmen needed to deliver the finishes the client desired. A few members of the project team traveled to Italy to study the marble floors of the country’s historic cathedrals to replicate back at the jobsite. The marble was sourced and cut in Italy by local stonemasons to get just the right look. The beautiful result is exactly what the client wanted: old world beauty meets modern finance.
Western Savings & Loan