The Glacier Bank headquarters, in Kalispell, expanded by purchasing the building across the street. Both two-story buildings were first remodeled and then connected by a 66-foot precast concrete skybridge. Both the north building and the south building remodels included in-fill floor areas on the second floor. Both buildings include new pop-up areas on the roof to provide space for elevators and stairs leading to the skybridge. During construction, a massive fire burned much of the roof framing on the north building. An assessment of the damage was made by Eclipse as well as direction given as to which structural elements were salvageable and which were damaged beyond repair.
Architect: Architects Northwest
Eclipse Team: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
Keys to Success
Sixty-six foot precast skybridge
Steel framed building remodel
Fire damage assessment and salvage design