“Form follows function — that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright


Vanman Architects and Builders specializes in the design and construction of financial facilities.

Our bank architects put the desires and concerns of our clients first in every project. We prioritize your financial institution’s unique offerings by collaborating with you on your vision to highlight your business’s strengths.

Every bank has a unique business style, and we strive to design and build a facility that will set your facility apart from others while providing efficiency for employees and convenience for customers. Our team of bank and credit union architects will give your building the look it needs to garner trust from your clients.

As both an architecture and construction firm, we see our clients through the entire process – from initial vision to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Discover what we can do with your project.


At Vanman Architects and Builders, our professional staff of architects understands that you require a unique design to set your bank apart from the competition.

In this working relationship between our bank designers and your business, we put forth a number of design possibilities for review and evaluation. We listen to you to create a design that will get your facility noticed in the community.

We believe the design inspiration should also be driven by the functional needs of the bank and the services provided to its customers. Our architects carefully consider visibility, traffic flow, customer parking and convenience of drive-up tellers in the overall design.


Vanman offers complete construction services including the design-build method, general contracting and construction management.

Our reputation is bolstered by our design-build method of construction.

The design-build team approach has many advantages, including:

  • Efficient and accurate communication with design and build teams
  • One contact person throughout the project
  • Honest cost estimations before construction
  • Accelerated timeline from inception to completion
  • The design-build method can offer complete turnkey service


Your building reflects your identity. At Vanman Architects and Builders we understand that a well-designed and well-planned building will enhance the strength of your business image.

Our architects will create an image of your bank that speaks to how you operate.



When F&M Bank expanded into this vintage building in Olivia, Minnesota, the space was in dire need of a facelift. Our goal was to remove the surly and abrasive feel projecting from its old walls. We started by improving handicap accessibility and constructing a new entryway canopy.


Great River Federal Credit Union is a modern financial institution. To reflect that in their architecture, we moved the location of their outdoor drive-up tellers, which led to a new lobby finished with wooden reception and teller desks, complete with granite countertops and a waterfall customers can view as they wait in line.


Contact us today to get started
on your identity.