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Matt's Place

Specialized Home Living: Modular CLT kit-of-parts contributes to sustainable lifestyle

“For Matt’s Place, their audacious goal is to make the smartest home in the world for ALS patients. It’s unique in that standpoint, and then, of course, it’s unique that we’re building these for at-risk ALS patients and families to keep them together.”
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Location:
Spokane, Washington
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Square Feet:
1,561
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Stories:
2
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Service:
Structural, Civil
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Industries:
Single-Family Residential
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Primary Material:
Wood

When complete, Matt’s Place will be a state-of-the-art, single-family residence for patients battling late-stage ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The passive home (net zero energy) will feature modular cross laminated timber (CLT) materials, natural light, solar panels, and an open floorplan on the main level.

DCI offered structural and civil engineering support to the architect who designed the building. The structural team reviewed architectural drawings and detailed specifics for modular connections and support framing. The civil team developed a utility plan for the residence.

Project Highlights

  • This will be the first carbon neutral smart home built from a pre-built kit-of-CLT parts for ALS patients in Spokane, Washington.
  • The home will include sensors, security system, and smart-home controls operated by smartphone technology.
  • Modular CLT kit-of-parts can be scalable to ship across the country.

Project Team

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Craig T. Crowley

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Wade Gelhausen

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Kyle Cossette

Awards

2022 AZ Awards – People’s Choice, Unbuilt Projects

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