Wood Design & Building Spring/Summer 2021

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IMAGE: Benjamin Benschneider

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Catalyst Building Located in Spokane, Washington, the 164,800-sq.ft., five-storey Catalyst Building is the first office building in the state to be constructed of CLT. Featuring more than 140,000 cu.ft. of CLT, the building sequesters 4,093 tons of CO2. The timber was sourced from local, sustainably managed forests and the panels were manufactured locally. Innovative prefabricated mass timber floor plates were developed to provide 30-ft. spans, using a ribbed panel system that combines CLT panels atop glulam “ribs” to provide the necessary strength and rigidity. Catalyst is pursuing Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certification, making it one of the largest buildings in North America to meet both standards. To help achieve this rating, the roof is covered with a 213 kW photovoltaic array. (The Winter 2020–21 issue features a case study about this innovative project.) ARCHITECT

MGA | Michael Green Architecture; Architect of record: Katerra Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

KPFF Consulting Engineers Portland, OR

G E N E R A L C O N T R A C TO R

Katerra

Seattle, WA

1-800-350-8176

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