ARCHITECT's Katharine Keane and Wanda Lau report that yesterday, Vancouver, British Columbia–based mass timber construction and design specialist Michael Green Architecture (MGA) announced its acquisition by Katerra, a Menlo Park, Calif.–based tech company looking to "redefine the construction industry" by taking a systems approach to design and building assembly.

Prior to this announcement, MGA served as one of Katerra's four Design Consortium partners enlisted to help design and execute high quality architecture. With the acquisition, the firm is now called Michael Green Architecture, a Katerra Company.

“MGA is excited to become a part of the Katerra ecosystem,” said MGA president and CEO Michael Green in a press release. “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.”

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