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


 

Buena Vista Town Hall

Buena Vista Town Hall

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Ben Wurzer, Holly Paris, Casandra Huff, Amanda Tharp, Nathan Paris
  • Local Participants: Brandy Reitter
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Christy Culp
Buena Vista Gateway Plaza

Buena Vista Gateway Plaza

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Ben Wurzer, Holly Paris, Casandra Huff, Amanda Tharp, Nathan Paris, Kelly Finkowski, Katie Benz, Jeff Wood (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Brandy Reitter
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Christy Culp
Buena Vista Welcome Signage

Buena Vista Welcome Signage

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Lyris Sanchez, Ross Williams, Jason Geving, Maddie Meyer, Taylor Mineau, Jeffrey Wood (UTA Supervisor)
  • Local Participants:Brandy Reitter
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Christy Culp
Centennial Park Master Plan

Centennial Park Master Plan

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Sara Morse, Mike Tupa (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Wellington Main Street Design Group
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval
Lions Park Downtown Gateway

Lions Park Downtown Gateway

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Keath Flint (MLA), Jill Troiani (MLA), Chris Endreson (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Patty Gabriel (Town Administrator), Monique English (Activities Coordinator)
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Ken Charles
Nederland Signage and Design

Nederland Signage and Design

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Sara Morse, Aynslee Joyce, Matt Roth, Mike Tupa (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Town Administration Staff and Mayor
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Don Sandoval