Real People + Real Projects = Real Difference

Ignite Evolution- walk through

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our mission to ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.

About CAP

The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at the University of Colorado Denver is the only college in Colorado offering comprehensive programs in the design and planning of the built environment from undergraduate through accredited professional master's degrees to a doctorate.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to design. This can be seen and experienced through our curriculum, minor and dual degree offerings, certificate programs, and the projects and research of our faculty and students each semester.

We are located in the heart of Downtown Denver. This allows us to be fully immersed in our city's design and planning activities and connects us with some of the top firms in the country. We also embrace the beauty, resources, and outdoor experiences that Colorado, the Front Range communities, and the Rocky Mountains offer. 

Departmental Missions


We foster the capacity to ask bold questions, take risks, think independently, and approach the work of architecture with curiosity.

Urban and Regional Planning

Our mission is to be a national leader in educating skilled, engaged planners and creating vibrant, sustainable communities.

Landscape Architecture

We create health, well-being, and environmental resilience through holistic design in the public realm.

Student Work Spotlight

Fall 2022
Master of Architecture students work with Oglala Lakota Sioux Community to design carbon-neutral, affordable housing units for the Pine Ridge Reservation. 

Exterior of Cape Shirreff Field Camp prefabrication.

Contact Us

1250 14th Street, Suite 2000
Denver CO 80202
Phone: 303-315-1000
FAX: 303-315-1050