The Catalyst Building in South Landing is an extension to Spokane’s University District. It is the first office building in Washington state constructed out of CLT and will be connected to a planned energy resource-sharing eco-district. The goal is to demonstrate the possibilities associated with the integration of economic vitality, regional sustainability, and energy efficiency thanks to the use of Mass Timber Material [Glulam and Cross-Laminated Timber]. The lateral system used is the first of its kind and is outside of the building code’s pre-approved traditional systems. Component testing was completed at Oregon State University to determine strength, stiffness, and ductility measurements of the shear wall connections. The CLT floor panels were also designed as the building’s floor diaphragms.