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


Dana Sparks and Julia Wcislo, Equitable Development Toolkit

Equitable development & Community empowerment toolkit

Student Researchers: Dana Sparks and Julia Wcislo
Alayna OlivasLoera and Ben Gellman, Shared Micromobility in Sun Valley

Shared micro-mobility in Sun Valley

Student Researchers: Ben Gellman and Alayna Olivas-Loera
Gabby Masucci and Jon Brancha, Downtown Littleton Streetscape Redesign

Downtown Littleton streetscape redesign

Student Researchers: Gabby Masucci and Jon Brachna
Shannon Terrell and Thomas Cooke, 41st and Fox Station Area Plan

41st & Fox station area plan

Student Researchers: Shannon Terrell and Thomas Cooke
Nicole Bush, Urban Public Stormwater Management

Stormwater management for the Sheridan-Quincy trail

Student Researcher: Nicole Bush
Walter Scheib, E-Scooter Ridership Trends in Denver

E-Scooter ridership trends in Denver, Colorado

Student Researcher: Walter Scheib