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 International Initiatives, Imagine a Great Region, Health + Design Initiative, Colorado Center for Community Development, Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism, Center of Preservation Research, Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture, 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


Site sketch

Jefferson Park Slot House

Student Researchers:

Majed Albaiz & Ahmaz Alnaim
MArch Studio IV Spring 2017
Photograph of architectural model

Framed Nature

Student Researchers:

Fredy Albarran
MArch Studio VI Spring 2017
Architectural rendering


Student Researchers:

Leigh Bryant
MArch Studio VI Spring 2017
A museum interior rendering

A Museum

Student Researchers:

Rebekka Thy
MArch Studio III Fall 2016
16th street 1 web

16th Street Mall Complex

Student Researchers:

Jackson Parnell
MArch Studio V Fall 2016
Architectrural rendering of interior space

1010 Santa Fe

Student Researchers:

Joel Miller
MArch Studio V Fall 2017