Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center
Named after a former Director of the Laboratory, the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center—affectionately known to most staff as the Kossi or K. Center—is APL’s most distinctive building. The facility’s 500-seat auditorium is used for a wide variety of APL activities and events, such as APL's weekly Colloquium series, or as a gathering place for staff to watch an APL spacecraft complete its mission by landing on an asteroid.
The center features a large reception area that is used for business-related presentations and luncheons. APL-hosted conferences like the Navy’s Submarine Technology Symposium are also held in the Kossiakoff Center.
In addition to the auditorium and reception area, the Kossiakoff Center contains 16 classrooms and computing facilities that support the JHU Whiting School of Engineering and its Engineering for Professionals program, the largest part-time graduate engineering program in the United States. These on-site classes serve APL staff as well as students from local businesses and government agencies.