Colorado Geoscience and Design, "The Science of Design"

About Colorado Geoscience & Design
500+ Dreams Engineered

CGD combines the science of engineering and the art of design to guide a wide range of residential and commercial construction projects. Our team is committed to offering practical, affordable services to help our clients turn their unique property visions into structurally sound, sustainable realities.

With expertise ranging from subsurface investigations and soil testing to wastewater management and roofing structures, CGD supplies end-to-end engineering and design support to builders, contractors, and homeowners across Colorado’s Front Range. We have the capabilities to plan every detail of a residential or commercial subdivision or ensure a single dream home perched amidst the Rocky Mountains is geologically secure for generations.

Veteran owned and operated, CGD proudly contributes our services to Homes for Our Troops a non-profit organization creating specially adapted homes for severely injured military service members.

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Our Team
The Leadership Team

President & Geotechnical Engineering Division Lead

Michael Klausner, EIT, BSCE
Mike brings a quarter century of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering to his role leading Colorado Geoscience & Design and overseeing the Geotechnical Engineering Division.

Prior to founding CGD, Mike operated an independent construction company for over a decade. Today, he applies his firsthand knowledge of the construction industry to meet the needs of contractors, builders, and property owners. A former Marine and lifetime Coloradan, Mike holds dual bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and business finance from CU Denver.

Senior Inspector / Geotechnical Support

Stuart Smith
Stuart brings to CGD nearly a decade of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering and quality control. He is a Colorado State Certified Special Inspector and holds American Concrete Institute (ACI), US DOT Hazmat, and International Code Council (ICC) building/contractor certifications. An 8-year U.S. Army veteran, Stuart is currently pursuing an engineering degree at Colorado University.

Architectural Design Department

Elizabeth Hall, ADOS
Architectural Designer/Structural Drafting/CADD  ITT Associates Degree of Occupational Studies; Associate, Architectural & Structural Design. 
Elizabeth has expertise as an architectural designer for residential and high end commercial projects including: Concourse “A” and Concourse “C” additions Fast Tracks Gold Line Stations architectural design work, LEED Project support and various custom home projects for Colorado homeowners/developers/builders/ contractors.

Structural Engineering Department

Ken Wu, PE (MSCE)
Senior Engineer
Responsible support for Structural, Civil & Geotechnical engineering design practices in Residential, Light Commercial, Inspection and Field Repair projects.
Ken (graduated from PSU) has extensive (25+ years) expertise in providing quality design, value engineering and safe engineering practices for supporting architects, builders, contractors, business professionals and homeowners. Engineering services include construction documents for wood, steel, concrete, masonry, modular, shoring, soil, civil, inspection and field repair projects in addition to the recent interest in adding the climate-specific and conceptual design support (with optional energy modeling and green design features) to improve the energy-efficiency design in affordable housing projects.

Jeet Sonwani
Structural Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering BIT (Bhilai Institute of Technology, 2010-2014)  Master of Science, Structural Engineering (Colorado State University, 2015-2019)

Civil Engineering Department

Jeff Dinges, PE
Senior Civil Engineer
Colorado-licensed civil engineer with 10+ years of experience
BSCE, University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa

Field Personnel

Colorado Geosciences & Design maintains a full roster of experienced professionals. All field personnel work on the close supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Taking soil samples
  • Identifying soil types
  • Performing tactile soil testing
  • Verifying structural plans
  • Verifying septic designs
  • Conducting materials testing