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WORK IN PROGRESS


CATALYST ARCHITECTURE has a number of exciting new projects on the boards as well as under construction. We are currently working on master planning, governmental, tribal, non-profit and custom residential assignments in various phases of design and construction.


So, What is GRx?

CATALYST ARCHITECTURE, in association with RENOVATIONS, has launched a new service, GRx > SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS.  GRx is your valued partner in understanding your facilitiy's unique needs, providing expert analysis, developing innovative cost-savings solutions, and then affordably delivering those solutions, if desired, through our seasoned GRx construction team.

GRx offers expert analysis, professional recommendations, and creative, cost-conscious solutions for all project scales– from custom residential remodels, to facilities masterplanning.  To learn more about how a GRx partnership can provide the right remedy for your existing home or business,  click on the GRx logo below.

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Review our current work assignments and ongoing explorations in high-performance ecological design. Projects displaying the GRx logo are taking advantage of GRx's sustainability-focused solutions for existing buildings.


* Projects Updated  8/18/11




METEOR CRATER VISITORS CENTER * GRx

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3-phase, 20-year Visioning Masterplan for Meteor Crater, located west of Winslow, AZ. Design direction driven by client's intention to assume role as "The Preeminent Global Authority on Meteor Impact Events". 45,000 sq.ft. program seeks to incorporate  sustainable strategies for possible LEED-EB rating.

HAGERMAN NWR VISITORS CENTER [LEED-Silver Seeking] *
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Grand Opening for this 7,600 sq.ft. USFWS Visitors Center to be held in Sept.  The new facility will enable people from the growing Dallas/Fort Worth region to learn about the many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and plants that thrive in the area.-
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NAVAJO CODE TALKERS MUSEUM & VETERANS CENTER *

National Design Competition for the 24,000 sq.ft. Veterans Center and 16,000 sq.ft. Code Talker Museum.  The highly symbolic design features 29 stone and steel gabions, representing the 29 original Code Talkers.-
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POKAGON CULTURAL CENTER *

Symbolic design for this 8,000 sq.ft. Cultural Center is based on the Tribe's traditional birchbark canoe.  The new facility will closely adhere to the traditions and ways of the Pokagon Band of Potowatomi Indians ("Keepers of the Fire"), by honoring the elements, the people, and the natural environs. 



SAN LUIS NWR VISITOR CENTER [LEED-Platinum Seeking] *
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Construction is nearly complete on this 17,000 sq.ft Admin HQ and Visitor Center for the San Luis NWR. Constructed with SIPS and clad in weathered steel, the building is a "Less-Than-Zero" energy design.

South Txas National Wildlife Refuge

SANTA ANA NWR WILDLIFE VISITOR CENTER [LEED-Platinum Seeking] * GRx  

CATALYST's 12,000 sq.ft. Facilities Analysis contract with the Santa Ana NWR, has recently been expanded to include Visioning Masterplanning for the entire 22 acre adminstrative, visitors center, and service yard portions of the refuge's operations


YAVAPAI COUNTY ADMIN. BUILDING

The construction contract for this 24,000 sq.ft. administrative center has been awarded.  All 16 bids came in below budget, as well as for all 3 Add Alternates.  This state-of-the-art facility features a raised floor systems and an innovative stratified heat recovery system for additional energy savings.

Catalyst to desig Los Alamons County Nature Center
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY NATURE CENTER [LEED-Gold Seeking] *

6,000 sq.ft. Nature Center for Los Alamos County, NM will facilitate nature education programs for school children and the general public. The building will be designed as a teaching tool to demonstrate how the built environment can enhance the natural one. 


TRIVENI SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY *

This off-grid strawbale and SIPS (structural insulated planel) complex consists of a 4,500 sq.ft. Gathering Hall, an attached 800 sq.ft. Art Gallery, plus a 500 sq.ft. Restroom building. The contract documents have been approved for construction, which is expected to get underway this month.




HASSAYAMPA CUSTOM HOME *

CATALYST ARCHITECTURE was recently awared the design
contract for a 4,500 sq.ft. custom residence in Hassayampa. The client is desiring a low maintenance structure built with natural, durable materials.  The home is to take advantage of its dramatic views, while fostering a sense of serenity.


CITY of SEDONA WATER ANALYSIS *  GRx

CATALYST is assisting the City of Sedona with a geotechnical investigation of the City's Justice and Police buildings. The City has experienced persistant water infiltration and related problems, despite previous attempts to resolve the issue.-
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CATALYST'S MASTERPLANNING DIVISION: AZUR-Ecotecture

CATALYST Partners Ackerman and Zucker have teamed up with Dr. Paolo Soleri of Arcosanti, and Mr. Yves Rathle (of StudioYvesInc) to create AZUR-Ecotecture, the Large-Scale Projects and Masterplanning Division of CATALYST.