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


Natalie Floyd, Opportunity Idaho Springs

Opportunity Idaho Springs: Enhancing Community Engagement

Student Researcher: Natalie Floyd
McKenzie Metzger, Teton County GIS Analysis

Teton County GIS Analysis

Student Researcher: Mckenzie Metzger
Matthew Siegle, Missing Middle Housing Options for Centennial

Missing Middle Housing in Centennial

Student Researcher: Matthew Siegle
Mallory Redmon, Impacts on Natural Resources around SH-285

Impacts on Natural Resources around SH-285

Student Researcher: Mallory Redmon
Lucy Rollins, Multi-generations Housing Affordability

Multi-Generational Housing Assessment

Student Researcher: Lucy Rollins
Kate Stefani, Sunrise Zoning and Land Use Analysis

Sunrise Zoning and Land Use Analysis

Student Researcher: Kate Stefani