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Seattle Project Showcases Mass Timber’s Strengths

by Greg Isaacson, Multi-Housing News
“Among the 979 mass timber projects built or in design across the country, a new apartment project north of Seattle illustrates how wood can be efficiently harnessed to create a unique and sustainable mid-rise development. The Postmark, a recently completed 243-unit community in Shoreline, Wash., marks one of the first projects in the U.S. to use cross-laminated timber (CLT), a panelized structural engineered wood product, for floor and ceiling assemblies.”

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Modular Architecture is Back. Is it Better?

By Daniel Davis, ARCHITECT
“Discover the three factors that are driving renewed interest and invention in prefabrication and the factory construction of buildings and building products.”

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Katerra completes construction of its first turnkey residential CLT project in Washington

“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.”


End of Year Snapshot: Project & Product Updates

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 […]

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Catalyst Building Honored in 2020 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards

Architect’s Newspaper
Katerra and design partner, Michael Green Architects (MGA) were awarded honorable mention in the Commercial category in the 2020 Best of Design Awards this week.

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Chester Weir on Mass Timber | Radio Tacoma Climate Talk

Katerra’s Chester Weir spoke recently on all things CLT with John Doherty, host of Radio Tacoma’s Climate Talks.

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Catalyst: Katerra’s latest building, designed with Michael Green, aims for both zero energy and zero carbon

By Joann Gonchar, Architectural Record

At 159,000 square feet, Catalyst—developed by a subsidiary of the energy company Avista and the engineering, construction, and facility-operations firm McKinstry—is one of North America’s largest buildings to pursue both zero energy and zero carbon certification.


Katerra Announces Expanded Cross-laminated Timber Product Offering

As we mark the first anniversary of the opening of Katerra’s Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) Factory in Spokane, Washington, we are proud to announce an expanded CLT product line that includes certified Douglas Fir-Larch (DF-L) and Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) species combinations available in two stress grades that provide diverse and flexible solutions to inspire and facilitate the […]

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Catalyst Honored in Fast Company “Innovation by Design Awards”

By Fast Company

The 2020 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its ninth year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.

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As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood

By Keith Schneider, The New York Times

In the city’s downtown, Eastern Washington University has moved into the Catalyst Building, a five-story, 150,000-square-foot structure, the first tall wood office building in Washington State. Sunshine pours through the $40 million building’s large windows and bathes the wood beams and laminated wood floor and ceiling panels.


Job Dive: Glenn Kolodejchuk

The “Job Dive” series provides a view into the day-to-day of leaders and teams across Katerra as they develop strategies and new methods of working on the journey to transform the way we build. “What excites me about work is this plant, the employees, and what we get to do at a world scale.” Glenn […]