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Michigan Tech Active Learning Center

Technology integrated furniture allows for individual or group use
BSI Rendering of the Active Learning Center
The space integrates two Herman Miller furniture systems, Canvas and Resolve, to create a collaborative environment
BSI Rendering of the Active Learning Center
Inviting colors, textures and lighting visible from the corridor attract students in to use the new space.
BSI Rendering of the Active Learning Center

Michigan Tech engaged BSI to design a new “Active Learning Center” in its Mechanical Engineering Building. Its innovative design has quickly made it one of the most popular learning areas on campus. Unlike a traditional classroom, the “front focus” of this space has been eliminated. The 360 degree nature of the space allows for more flexibility in its use and helps facilitates group collaboration and “heads down” concentration with hands-on technology available for all students

BSI scope of services included schematic design, detailed design development, finish selection and architectural detailing. We also supplied all of the specialty building products including the custom trusses and monitor mounts, plank carpet tile, LED linear light fixtures, ceiling clouds, glass marker boards and the Herman Miller furnishings. To help Michigan Tech visualize the new space and to get funding, BSI created photo realistic renderings of the Learning Center.


Project Size: 2,516 sq ft
Project Duration: 6 months
BSI Services: Design, Build, Furnish including: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Ceiling, Furniture, Accessories