Katerra Founded as Materials SupplierFebruary 02, 2015
Michael Marks, Fritz Wolff and Jim Davidson co-found Katerra Inc.
Katerra was founded on the insight that applying systems approaches to building development, design, and construction would remove unnecessary time and costs and a vision of a future where efficiency wouldn't have to come at the expense of quality or sustainability.
The goal: Better, faster and cheaper buildings, for everyone.
General Contracting Services AddedNovember 24, 2015
Katerra grows quickly and expands its core offerings to include in-house GC services.
Design Services AddedJanuary 04, 2016
Katerra Design Services are founded in Seattle, Washington by Craig Curtis, Peter Wolff and Will Caramella. Work begins on Katerra designed and optimized building systems, leveraging Katerra's unique vertically integrated business model to deliver unprecedented time and cost efficiency to Katerra projects.
Dangoo Lighting AcquiredMarch 31, 2016
Shanghai Dangoo Electronics, Ltd specializes in lighting design and integrated LED technology, the merger enhances Katerra's ability to develop and bring to market new and innovative lighting products at scale.
First Project Breaks GroundMay 25, 2016
Katerra breaks ground on our first construction project, Annadel II, providing materials and general contracting for the 120-unit, garden style apartment development. The property was design by BAR Architects is slated to be complete in early 2018.
Phoenix Factory Begins ProductionFebruary 24, 2017
The Phoenix Factory comes online and produces wall assemblies for Pine Valley Ranch II in early 2017, by April the factory is fully functional.
United Renovations AcquiredApril 24, 2017
United Renovations, a leader in multifamily renovations, integrates with Katerra to combine resources, logistics, and technology. Katerra Renovations is proud deliver best-in-class renovations services to its customers and provide time and schedule savings on building projects needed at any stage in a building's lifecycle.
Katerra Technology Office Opens in Pune, IndiaJune 05, 2017
Katerra opens a technology hub office in Pune, India.
Learn more about our Global Team.
Successful CLT Shake TestJuly 27, 2017
Katerra successfully completes full scale validation of a new cross-laminated timber seismic shear wall system on the world’s largest outdoor shake table at the University of California San Diego.
LinkedIn Top CompanyNovember 01, 2017
Katerra named to LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups: Top 50 Industry Disruptors.
Creation of Design ConsortiumDecember 06, 2017
The design consortium is made up of individuals from four award-winning design firms that will collaborate closely with Katerra, regularly providing feedback as the company develops and expands its portfolio of products and design tools.
Spokane CLT Factory Breaks GroundDecember 07, 2017
Katerra breaks ground on a 250K square foot mass timber manufacturing facility that will scale the production of CLT in the U.S. and ease adoption of the material across the North American construction industry.
Katerra Receives $865M FundingJanuary 26, 2018
Katerra announced a $865 million, Series D funding round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. The financing will be used to fund Katerra’s continued manufacturing expansion and for further investment in its R&D efforts.
Fields joins Katerra TeamMay 03, 2018
Fields will apply Katerra’s technologies to better serve its roster of real estate developer clients along the East Coast.
MGA Joins Katerra TeamMay 30, 2018
This new partnership will bring together technology, manufacturing, and design excellence to offer more sustainable, cost effective, and elegant architecture options to North American and global markets.
LAS joins KaterraJune 12, 2018
The partnership between Lord Aeck Sargent and Katerra will help Katerra expand its design expertise, capability, and U.S. footprint, while sharpening its focus on innovation across the spectrum of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, preservation, and interiors.
Katerra Merges With KEF InfraJune 21, 2018
KEF, an offsite manufacturing technology specialist, merges with Katerra to bring world-class pre-cast concrete technologies to the U.S. market, greatly expanding design and materials options for U.S. clients. At the same time, the merger will result in a more robust global supply chain and elevated manufacturing processes in existing KEF markets.