Katerra Constructs Catalyst Building

Published 10-12-2019
  • Katerra - Catalyst Building
  • Katerra - Catalyst Building
  • Katerra - Catalyst Building
  • Katerra - Catalyst Building
  • Katerra - Catalyst Building

    Courtesy of Katerra.

  • Katerra - Catalyst Building

    Courtesy of Katerra.

  • Katerra - Catalyst Building

    Courtesy of Katerra.

  • Katerra - Catalyst Building

    Courtesy of Katerra.

Katerra is constructing the $40 million Catalyst Building in Spokane, Wash. The five-story, 150,000-sf facility will accommodate leased space for Eastern Washington University's programs in computer science, electrical engineering, and visual communication design. Comprising two wings connected by a light-filled atrium, the collaborative $40 million building will provide dry labs, offices, classrooms, and study spaces. Developed jointly by McKinstry and Avista, the facility is being constructed out of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and will be connected to an eco-district that shares energy resources. The structure will be the first zero-carbon, net-zero building in the region and will feature a highly efficient heating and cooling system, a sophisticated building envelope, LED lighting, and integrated energy management technologies. Michael Green Architecture provided design services for the facility, which is slated for completion in spring of 2020. The cross-laminated timber utilized in the Catalyst Building is being manufactured in Katerra's 270,000-sf factory in Spokane, which opened in September of 2019.

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