CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering


K2 provided acoustics and audiovisual systems design services for the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering (CASE) at Colorado School of Mines. The Center is the new home for both the Physics Department and the College of Applied Sciences and Engineering. This facility supports the departments’ vision: to capitalize on its cross-disciplinary strengths in science and engineering, and features flexible lab space and technologically advanced active learning classrooms that support the school’s evolving pedagogy.

Our acoustical consulting services included architectural acoustics finishes, sound isolation between various spaces, with special attention to vibration-sensitive laboratory measurement equipment, and noise control from building services throughout the facility.

Audiovisual design were provided for significant learning and meeting spaces, including a 120-seat active learning classroom containing 8 displays and 2 projectors. K2 also designed systems for 2 adjacent 50-seat active learning classrooms separated by a removable partition. These rooms have flexible seating and contain 4 projectors each which can combine to form a single system. Detailed coordination was required throughout the project to maintain consistency with the University’s preferred configuration-based AV programming platform even though parts of the system now rely on newer, network-based video endpoints which were not yet supported by their existing AV platform.


Architect: Anderson Mason Dale/Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
General Contractor: FCI Constructors
Cost: $39,900,000
Size: 95,000sf
Completed: 2018