Mass timber buildings on complex sites.

The Catalyst Building is a premiere hub for innovation in industry and academia. Eastern Washington University will be the primary tenant, needing classrooms, lab space, and innovation spaces. The project will be the first Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) office building in the State of Washington and sits next to a major regional rail line, both elements requiring a delicate acoustic design approach. Aercoustics supported Katerra during site assessment, to ensure the rail noise and vibration would cause no trouble, and acoustic design for CLT buildings, a relatively new field in the industry.