Catalyst Wins AIA 2020 Innovation Award

Catalyst Building

By Madeleine D’Angelo, Architect Magazine

“Today, the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2020 Innovation Awards, recognizing “innovative technologies and progressive practices” from architects and collaborators that “support the design, delivery, and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia.” The annual honors, whose announcement was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are given in up to three categories: holistic design, development of design or design thinking, and project delivery excellence. The 2020 awards recognized projects in the two former categories.”

Excerpt from AIA description: “Born of close collaboration and a set of shared values, Spokane‚Äôs Catalyst Building is a testament to the fact that wood buildings can meet and exceed the performance of their steel and concrete counterpoints. Composed of more than 4,000 cubic meters of cross-laminated timber and glulam products, it is expected to be one of the largest buildings in North America to achieve Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certifications from the International Living Future Institute.”

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