Avista Development and McKinstry opened the $40 million Catalyst Building in Spokane in September of 2020. Designed by Michael Green Architecture, the five-story, 159,000-sf facility was built by Katerra using cross-laminated timber (CLT) structural components. Certified by the International Living Future Institute, the zero-carbon, net-zero building features a highly efficient heating and cooling system, a sophisticated building envelope, LED lighting, and integrated energy management technologies. The project is sited in the South Landing Eco-District adjacent to the 40,000-sf Scott Morris Center for Energy Innovation, which includes a central energy plant and a laboratory for the creation of new sustainability solutions and technologies.
Eastern Washington University is leasing space in the Catalyst Building to house the College of Business and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The facility will also accommodate programs for the College of Health Science and Public Health.