Michael Green

Katerra acquires Michael Green Architecture

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, has acquired Michael Green Architecture Inc. (MGA), a Vancouver based recognized leader in mass timber architecture.

The two companies share the same vision for the future in which quality and efficiency align with reducing costs and affordability, from initial design, through the life of the building. This new partnership will bring together technology, manufacturing, and design excellence to offer more sustainable, cost effective, and elegant architecture options to North American and global markets.

“MGA is excited to become a part of the Katerra ecosystem,” said Michael Green, CEO and president of MGA. “MGA and Katerra both aim to provide elegant, sustainable, high-performance, affordable buildings. Katerra’s goal to accomplish this on a large scale aligns with MGA’s long-term ambition. MGA is determined to create a meaningful and lasting legacy for our clients, the planet, and the social well-being of the people living on it.”

In becoming a Katerra Company, MGA’s leadership and team will remain fundamentally unchanged and continue to provide their clients with thoughtful and sustainable solutions of all scales and typologies. With the support of Katerra’s technology expertise and production capability, MGA’s impact will grow through an increased project scope that will offer clientele a broader range of cost and construction options.

“Katerra is thrilled to welcome MGA,” said Michael Marks, chairman and co-founder of Katerra. “Michael Green and his team have built a reputation for engaging design and leadership in the use of mass timber. This goes a long way to support our mission to utilize cutting-edge technology and systems to revolutionize the construction industry.”

MGA is a pioneer in mass timber projects, designing two of North America’s largest CLT structures: the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George (photo) and T3, a 220,000-square-foot seven-story office building in Minneapolis.


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