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


Photograph of concrete and wood model

Slipping Pavilion

Student Researchers:

Shane Krenn
Master of Architecture Studio I Fall 2017
Photograph of study model made with wood, wire and foam

House in Pursuit of Reverie

Student Researchers:

Danielle Jones
MArch Studio V Fall 2017
Rendering of exterior at night

Living in Serenity‚Äč

Student Researchers:

Liezl Pacult & Kurt Hartmann
Rendering of section view

Industry Marketplace

Student Researchers:

Robert Chesnovar & Kelsey Wotila
M Arch Studio VI Spring 2018
Elevation view drawing

Fraser Civic Art Center

Student Researchers:

Francis Mougne
M Arch Studio IV Spring 2018
Rendering of section and site view

Caretaker's House

Student Researchers:

Pamela April
M Arch Studio II Spring 2018