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


Reilly Rosbotham, Historic Preservation and Sustainability Guidelines

Historic preservation and sustainability guidelines

Student Researcher: Reilly Rosbotham
Natural Resources Strategic Plan 2019 Capstone by Dillon Mcbride

Natural resources strategic plan

Student Researcher: Dillon McBride
Image showing street art in a creative district

Ensuring the health of the creative district

Student Researcher: Camron Bridgford
Image Showing Waste Management Issues in Nepal

Sustainable landfill redesign in Chitwan, Nepal

Student Researchers: Alison Blaine and Molly Marcucilli
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