Research and Creative Work

In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference.

Meaningful research and creative activities are undertaken across disciplines and reseach areas such as: The ColoradoBuildingWorkshop (design-build studio), Aspen Workshop, Bixler Global Initiatives, Imagine a Great Region, Health + Design Initiative, and studios and workshops focused on riverfront and downtown revitalization, campus enhancements, green and connected infrastructure, affordable housing, mobility improvements, social equity, environmental justice, disaster recovery, adaptive reuse, and much more.

Explore the ways research and creative projects at CAP ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.

Recent Projects


Annelies van Vonno, Finding Meow Wolf - Creative Placemaking, Mobility and Access

Finding Meow Wolf: Improving Access and Mobility through Community-Led Creative Placemaking in West Denver

Student Researcher: Annelies van Vonno
Finding Balance elevation rendering

Finding Balance

Student Researchers:

Macy Funk
BS Arch Studio III Fall 2017
Alicia Leitgeb, Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment

Denver nonprofit displacement assessment

Student Researcher: Alicia Leitgeb
Alex Sterling, Envisioning the Future for the Auraria Campus

Envisioning the future for the Auraria campus

Student Researcher: Alex Sterling
Allison Diehl, Prioritization Model for Projects in Westminster

Prioritization model for projects in Westminster, CO

Student Researcher: Allison Diehl
Caitlin Jacobshagen, Landscape/Architecture Templates for Affordable Housing

Templates for affordable housing

Student Researcher: Caitlin Jacobshagen