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


 

rendering of exterior space

Castlewood Canyon State Park Ranger Station

Student Researchers:

Austin S. Gohl
MArch Studio II Spring 2017
Rendering of exterior design

BB Theatre Reveal

Student Researchers:

Kyle Hoehnen & Andrea Kelchlin
MArch Studio VI Spring 2017
Rendering of section drawing

A Basin

Student Researchers:

Wesley Kay & Amie Mcdermott
MArch Studio VI Spring 2017
Cedar Gardens Cedar Avenue Master Plan

Cedar Gardens / Cedar Avenue Master Plan

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Sarah Doyle, Atalya Kozak, Anthony Pozzuoli
  • Local Participants:Ryan McCaw, Joyce Harwick, Kevin McGlaughlin, and Krissy Williams from MWHS
Oak Creek Recreation Master Plan (Phase 1)

Oak Creek Recreation Master Plan (Phase 1)

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Chad Reischl, CCCD student
  • Local Participants:Oak Creek Town Council, Recreation Focus Group
South Routt School District Fitness Center Design

South Routt School District Fitness Center Design

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Sarah Bergstrom, CCCD student
  • Local Participants: Dennis Alt, SOROCO High School Principal, administrators, teachers, students and community members