Spokane’s Catalyst Building Reaches New Milestone

Publisher: Spokane Public Radio
Author: Doug Nadvornick

The partners involved in creating a new “zero carbon” building just east of downtown Spokane celebrated a milestone today [Monday].

The “topping out” ceremony at the Catalyst Building marked the laying of its last structural piece.

The Catalyst Building is a product of a partnership between Avista, the engineering firm McKinstry and Katerra, the firm that recently opened a factory that makes cross-laminated timber beams in Spokane Valley.

“These panels that you see out there are the first panels to come out of our new CLT factory in Spokane Valley,” said Craig Curtis, Katerra’s chief architect. “This factory is the largest investment that Katerra has made to date and I’m proud to see our first panels right here in Spokane.”

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