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Catalyst: Katerra’s latest building, designed with Michael Green, aims for both zero energy and zero carbon

By Joann Gonchar, Architectural Record

At 159,000 square feet, Catalyst—developed by a subsidiary of the energy company Avista and the engineering, construction, and facility-operations firm McKinstry—is one of North America’s largest buildings to pursue both zero energy and zero carbon certification.

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Katerra Announces Expanded Cross-laminated Timber Product Offering

As we mark the first anniversary of the opening of Katerra’s Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) Factory in Spokane, Washington, we are proud to announce an expanded CLT product line that includes certified Douglas Fir-Larch (DF-L) and Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) species combinations available in two stress grades that provide diverse and flexible solutions to inspire and facilitate the […]

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Catalyst Honored in Fast Company “Innovation by Design Awards”

By Fast Company

The 2020 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its ninth year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.

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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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Job Dive: Glenn Kolodejchuk

The “Job Dive” series provides a view into the day-to-day of leaders and teams across Katerra as they develop strategies and new methods of working on the journey to transform the way we build. “What excites me about work is this plant, the employees, and what we get to do at a world scale.” Glenn […]

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Job Dive: Ricky Miller

The “Job Dive” series provides a view into the day-to-day of leaders and teams across Katerra as they develop strategies and new methods of working on the journey to transform the way we build. “There has to be communication all along the production line . . . we rely on each other. Ricky Miller, Press […]

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Job Dive: Jason Herman

The “Job Dive” series provides a view into the day-to-day of leaders and teams across Katerra as they develop strategies and new methods of working on the journey to transform the way we build. “The biggest asset to our factory is the people.” Jason Herman, General Manager Spokane CLT Factory Jason Herman and his team […]

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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. […]

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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 […]