Catalyst Building

Location
Spokane, WA
Owner

Avista Development
Eastern Washington University
South Landing Investors LLC
McKinstry

Architect

Katerra
Michael Green Architecture

Contractor

Katerra

Sustainability

Net-Zero Energy Building

Services/Project Type
Structural Engineering

KPFF provided structural engineering services for a new 5-story, 160,000sf mass timber office/classroom building with a partial day-lit basement. The lateral system for the building is the first of its kind utilizing CLT shear walls and Buckling-Restrained Braces (BRB) as ductile holddown elements. This was also the first building to showcase Katerra-supplied CLT panels produced by their factory in the Spokane Valley. The Catalyst building aims to be one of the largest zero-energy, certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), buildings in North America.

 

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