North Cascades Bank - Chelan

The North Cascades Bank headquarters is a stunning example of modern architecture that showcases the beauty and versatility of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue-Laminated (Glulam) construction. The bank is located in the charming town of Chelan, Washington, nestled in the heart of the North Cascades mountain range.

The building is designed with sustainability in mind, utilizing eco-friendly materials that reduce the carbon footprint of the construction process. The CLT walls, roof, and floors provide excellent insulation, ensuring that the building is energy-efficient and comfortable for employees and customers alike. The use of Glulam columns and beams not only adds structural stability but also gives the building a warm and welcoming feel.

In addition to being a modern and sustainable building, the North Cascades Bank headquarters is also an excellent example of how CLT and Glulam construction can be used to create unique and visually stunning structures. The combination of natural materials and modern design elements creates a building that is both functional and beautiful, making it a point of pride for the local community.

Overall, the North Cascades Bank headquarters is a shining example of sustainable building practices that prioritize the environment, the local community, and the comfort of those who work and do business inside the building.

Project progress video a courtesy of Rimmer and Roeter Construction, Inc.

  • Project Location

    Chelan, WA

  • Building Type

    Commercial - Office

  • Square Feet


  • Mass Timber Scope

    CLT Floors
    CLT Roof
    GLT Floors
    Glulam Columns
    Glulam Beams

  • Sustainability

    North American forests grew this much wood in 61 seconds. This project kept 470 metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere. This is the equivalent of keeping 101 cars off the road or providing clean power to 91 houses for a year.

  • Vaagen Timbers Services

    Design Assist
    BIM, Detailing, and 3D Modeling Work
    Conceptual Estimating
    Architectural Design and Project Support
    Manufacturing and Material Supply
    Construction and Installation Support
    CLT Panel Manufacturing
    GLT Panel Manufacturing
    Glulam Beam and Column Manufacturing
    Mass Timber Milling / CNC Works
    Factory Applied Protective Coatings
    Mass Timber Hardware Connections Supply
    Hardware Installation
    Edge Chamfering / Detail Work
    Erection Planning
    Consulting Services

  • Construction Status

    Under Construction

  • Architect

    Dykeman Architects

  • Engineer

    Coughlin Porter and Lundeen

  • Contractor

    Rimmer and Roeter Construction

  • Mass Timber Installer

    Foust Fabrication