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


Caitlin Jacobshagen, Landscape/Architecture Templates for Affordable Housing

Templates for Affordable Housing

Student Researcher: Caitlin Jacobshagen
Allison Diehl, Prioritization Model for Projects in Westminster

Prioritization Model for Projects in Westminster, CO

Student Researcher: Allison Diehl
Alicia Leitgeb, Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment

Denver Nonprofit Displacement Assessment

Student Researcher: Alicia Leitgeb
Alex Sterling, Envisioning the Future for the Auraria Campus

Envisioning the Future for the Auraria Campus

Student Researcher: Alex Sterling
Alex Hemmer, Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan

Holiday Shopping Center Redevelopment Plan

Student Researcher: Alex Hemmer
Val Henao, Safe Routes to School Westwood

Safe Routes for Youth in Westwood

Student Researcher: Val Henao