Mass Timber

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As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood

By Keith Schneider, The New York Times

In the city’s downtown, Eastern Washington University has moved into the Catalyst Building, a five-story, 150,000-square-foot structure, the first tall wood office building in Washington State. Sunshine pours through the $40 million building’s large windows and bathes the wood beams and laminated wood floor and ceiling panels.

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Katerra and Michael Green Architecture complete the Catalyst Building in Spokane, Washington

By Jason Balderrama Morley, Architect’s Newspaper

The Catalyst Building, a new mass timber educational structure by MGA | Michael Green Architecture and built by Katerra, opened last week in Spokane, Washington. The five-story, 159,000-square-foot building incorporates about 140,000 cubic feet of locally sourced mass timber Katerra products and is expected to meet Net Zero and Zero Carbon standards. MGA said in a statement that it would be “one of the most sustainable buildings in North America.”

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Silicon Valley Falls for European Climate Tech Made of Timber

By Jonathan Tirone, Bloomerg

More than 65 CLT factories have been built worldwide in a little over a decade with 15 new units on the way, according to Schickhofer, who receives a steady flow of global investors visiting his workshop, including from Softbank-backed Katerra Corp. “I’ve never seen anything in my 40-year career that has generated this much interest,” said Katerra’s Craig Curtis, an architect and one of the design chiefs at the Menlo Park, California company, which imported Schickhofer’s technology to build North America’s biggest CLT plant last year.

Press Release

Catalyst, One of North America’s Largest Zero Energy and First Zero Carbon Buildings, Opens in New Spokane Eco-District

Avista, McKinstry, Katerra and Eastern Washington University demonstrate the potential for positive, sustainable solutions when industry leaders work together Spokane, Wash. (Sept. 17, 2020) – The five story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building opened its doors today, marking the culmination of a collaborative effort of diverse industry partners to create a transformative, real-world prototype for sustainable development. […]


Catalyst: Inspiring the Future of Sustainable Building

What is Catalyst? Catalyst is the result of a unique collaboration between a cross-industry team of partners that resulted in a transformative showcase for 21st century sustainable development. Anchoring Spokane’s new South Landing “eco-district” neighborhood, the Catalyst building demonstrates new building techniques, materials, and a sustainable shared energy model. These design features help make Catalyst […]

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Sustainable Building at Heart of Collaborative Project

By: Aaron Larson, Powermag The South Landing project in Spokane, Washington, has been called “the five smartest city blocks in the world.” The development is said to feature “the most sustainable large building in North America.” Known as the Catalyst Building, it is intended to anchor a planned “innovation hub.” The five-story, 150,000-square-foot building features […]