Model Branch Office, Peoples' Savings and Trust Bank,
Fort Wayne, Indiana

The design is based on a pyramid-shaped roof supported by steel scaffolding, almost reaching ground level. Narrow slits between the ground and ceiling as well as a skylight in the top of the pyramid provided natural lighting. The slopes in the surrounding landscaping, which sank away from the pyramid to the street, were an integral component of the design. The uniqueness of the architecture was intended to make a prominent sign superfluous. In 1972, the model received the Architectural Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Gordon Chadwick, an associate at George Nelson's office
Model branch office, Peoples' Savings and Trust Bank, Fort Wayne, IN