CATALYST BUILDING

CATALYST BUILDING

Spokane, WA

The Catalyst Building is the first office building in Washington State constructed out of cross-laminated timber (CLT). It is pursuing Net Zero and Zero Carbon certification by the International Living Future Institute, making it one of the largest buildings in North America to meet both standards. This project is a milestone in the advocacy for sustainable office buildings in the United States and is a fully integrated living laboratory for new sustainability technologies, materials, construction techniques, operational practices, and design.

 

Located in Spokane, Washington, the 159,000 sq. ft., 5-storey Catalyst Building is built on an irregular site, which was underutilized and in need of revitalization. The building is located near the University District Gateway Bridge – a significant project designed to connect pedestrians and cyclists to the two university core areas. Catalyst is also situated near an active railway, contending with airborne noise and ground vibration. The resulting design demonstrates how a prefabricated mass timber construction approach can address site-specific conditions and limitations through deep integration between design, manufacturing, and construction.

The Catalyst Building symbolizes both Spokane and Washington State’s commitments to sustainability and serves as a hub for growth in the region.