Katerra Snapshot is a monthly series highlighting updates and progress across Katerra’s portfolio of work. This month we focus on the completion of The M in the University District of Seattle, as well as updates on the projects, products, and technology driving our work.
The M: Taking Student Housing to New Heights in Seattle’s University District
Rising a dramatic 24-stories above Seattle’s University District, The M was the first high-rise project to break ground in the neighborhood in more than 40 years. Katerra worked in conjunction with client Pine View Development to navigate complex operational challenges, including new upzoning in the area and a global pandemic, to complete the project ahead of schedule and under budget, bringing much needed student housing to the University of Washington (UW) community.
“Despite it being the first tower in the area in over 40 years that utilized new and complex incentive based zoning, coupled with an incredibly tight sub market and the complications and delays of COVID-19, Katerra did an amazing job constructing a beautiful and clean project ahead of schedule and under budget.”Eran Fields, Fields Holdings | Pine View Development
The Secret to Success? Team Expertise + Technology Empowerment
Technology-enabled construction management and a dedicated, experienced Katerra team helped deliver The M project ahead of schedule and under budget–despite facing a global pandemic and supply chain interruptions.
Katerra’s technology-infused approach weaves together deep construction knowledge, skill, and experience with virtual design and construction (VDC) to help visualize, prove, and track a project down to the finest detail. The result is more timely, precise delivery of projects and the reduction of re-work and waste throughout the project life cycle.
Katerra Products Deliver for Dublin Station Project
Katerra is architect and materials supplier to a new multifamily development, Dublin Station.
As materials supplier, Katerra is providing prefabricated wall panels and KOVA windows manufactured in our Tracy Factory. Katerra is also the supplier and installer of interior and exterior architectural glass and KOVA commercial glass products, including interior storefront and shower enclosures.
Project Profile | Catbird Hotel Takes Flight
Catbird Hotel in Denver, CO, is another example of how a talented team, offsite manufacturing, and technology are coming together on the job to help save time and money while delivering a superior project.
Catbird’s unique design is coming to life using a VDC-driven construction process and offsite manufacturing of two major building systems: exterior curtainwall and interior load-bearing walls of prefabricated CFS. These innovations helped shave months off the schedule.
Postmark: Construction Complete
Postmark is Katerra’s first turnkey residential CLT project. CLT floor panels, 180,000 sq ft total, arrived onsite prefabricated to extremely tight tolerances allowing the crew to install an entire 30,000 sq ft floor in just three days. This project demonstrates the potential for mass timber to create elegant and sustainable buildings, and to introduce significant construction efficiencies through prefabrication and deeper integration between design, manufacturing, and construction. Learn more about Postmark and CLT.
Ambrose: Construction Complete
Ambrose in Bremerton, WA is a project built on the Katerra “K2” building platform, an integrated approach to multifamily development based on designs that are optimized down to the finest detail and based on manufactured components customized to the site and project.
The 216-unit, market rate apartment complex is comprised of nine platform buildings spread across a 8.24-acre site with club space, pool complex, and plenty of outdoor space. Learn more about this project.
Lumen Doraville: Groundbreaking
Lumen in Doraville, GA breaks ground this month kicking off the re-development of a 1980’s mall. Katerra Construction is joined by Katerra’s Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) as the architect of record for the project. The project consists of two residential buildings and 348,730 sq ft of amenities and retail space. The 320-unit project delivers a more affordable options to Atlanta’s northern suburbs. Stay tuned for more news on this project.
Solis Gainesville: Groundbreaking
Katerra broke ground in November on a project for repeat client, Terwillger Pappas, the Solis in Gainesville, GA. The project will consist of 3 buildings, 223 units comprising 287,338 sq ft. A modern walking bridge will connect residents with the culture, dining, and retail of historic Gainesville Square. Learn more about this project.
Esjay: Construction Complete
Esjay, a 5-story, 40-unit building sits in the midst of the historic row homes in the Van Vorst Park neighborhood in Jersey City. The project was designed to complement the historic nature of the area while providing comfortable, modern multifamily rental options for residents.