Desert Schools Federal Credit Union

The six-story, 140,000 sf corporate headquarters for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union serves as an office, data center and branch bank with associated on-site parking to accommodate over 500 cars.

With the nature of the tenant in mind, our designers chose to use both a green and a silver-blue glass with high-performance glazing. This provides for a subtle, yet refreshing "oasis in the desert" contrast to much of the standard earthen tone buildings in the surrounding areas. The structure itself also ties in with the monetary theme in that the center of the building is cylindrical and looks similar to a stack of coins, while both wings, encased in green glass, could easily be identified with stacks of dollar bills.




  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Client: Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
  • Team: Mike Davis | Lisa Davis | Mike Edwards | Joe Worrall | Tom Zandler | Brian Silvester | Daniel Perez | BA Eastwood | Donna Setka | Ray Chapman
  • Date: 1999
  • Services Provided:Architecture | Interiors
  • Size: 140,000 sf