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


Ella Sanders, Agricultural Land Policy in Western Colorado

Agricultural land policy evaluation in western Colorado

Student Researcher: Ella Sanders
Jackie Slocombe, Auraria Campus Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Auraria campus 2019 greenhouse gas inventory

Student Researcher: Jackie Slocombe
James Russell, Nonprofit Affordable Housing Guide

Nonprofits affordable housing guide

Student Researcher: James Russell
Jason Hanson, Museum of Denver Initial Feasibility Study

Museum of Denver initial feasibility study

Student Researcher: Jason Hanson
Kate Stefani, Sunrise Zoning and Land Use Analysis

Sunrise zoning and land use analysis

Student Researcher: Kate Stefani
Lucy Rollins, Multi-generations Housing Affordability

Multi-generational housing assessment

Student Researcher: Lucy Rollins