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


 

Saguache County Courthouse Annex

Saguache County Courthouse Annex

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Ben Wurzer, Holly Paris, Casandra Huff, Amanda Tharp, Nathan Paris
  • Local Participants: Jason Anderson, Linda Joseph, Wendi Maez
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Christy Cul
Third Street Streetscape Improvements

Third Street Streetscape Improvements

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Josh Spinner (MLA), Molly Somes (MLA), Chris Endreson (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Jay Harrington (Town Manager), Colin Laird (Third Street Center Executive Director)
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Elyse Ackerman
Third Street Affordable Housing

Third Street Affordable Housing

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Josh Spinner (MLA), Daniel Navarro-Gomez (MLA), Chris Endreson (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Jay Harrington (Town Manager), Colin Laird (Third Street Center Executive Director)
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Elyse Ackerman
Third Street Center Site Master Plan Update

Third Street Center Site Master Plan Update

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Josh Spinner (MLA), Molly Somes (MLA), Daniel Navarro-Gomez (MLA), Chris Endreson (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Jay Harrington (Town Manager), Colin Laird (Third Street Center Executive Director)
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Elyse Ackerman
Morgan School Building Repurpose

Morgan School Building Repurpose

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Jonathan Wright, Meenon Kastoori, Nikhila Ramineedi, Carrie Cardona, Heather Murphy, Mike Tupa (Project Coordinator)
  • Local Participants: Morgan R3 School Board SubCommittee, Morgan County Economic Development Coordinator, Morgan Community College CEO.
  • DOLA Regional Manager: Greg Etl
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Arvada Pattern Book

Principal Researchers:

  • Project Team: Steven Cole, Matt Joiner, Matt Rennert
  • Local Participants: Historic Denver Inc., City of Arvada, Arvada Historical Society