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


 

Five Points Welton Street Corridor Plan

Five Points Welton Street Corridor Plan

Community engagement and research for revitalization
WTS Students Build a Parklet for PARK(ing) Day 2019.

Parking Day 2019

Student Researchers:

Sebastian Montenegro, Annelies van Vonno, Nicole Bush, Stefi Szrek, Bradyn Nicholson, Phoebe Fooks (MURP), and Kristen Gough (Civil Engineering, MSU)
On September 20, 2019, students from the WTS Colorado Student Chapter hosted a pop-up parklet in Larimer Square. The "Larimer's Living Room"-theme parklet was voted "Best Community Parklet" by visitors.
MLA and Historic Preservation Student present their designs at a community meeting in Rockvale

Rockvale Community Park

Student Researchers:

Aneliya Bargon, MLA Alena Gagnon, MLA Ivy Steele, MLA Sarah Goldblatt, HP cert.
MLA and Historic Preservation students present their final designs for a new community park in downtown Rockvale to local residents.
MLA student Rio Dulaney used mixed media to illustrate the history of Denver's MCA

Historic Investigation of MCA Denver

Student Researchers:

Rio Dulaney, MLA
Students were charged with re-inventing some of Denver's iconic landscapes through abstracted photo collage as part of LA 6604, a Landscape Architecture class.
The Green Roof Cafe

The Green Roof Café

Student Researchers:

Gaelen Means, Helen Davidoski, Kortney Harris and Kyle Roddy
Landscape Architecture students designed the "The Green Roof Café," a mobile coffee shop and combined green roof and solar PV educational exhibit.
Coors Field Reimagines by MLA Student James Oberhansley

Re-Imagining Coors Fields

Student Researchers:

James Oberhansley, MLA
Students were charged with re-inventing some of Denver's iconic landscapes through abstracted photo collage as part of LA 6604, a Landscape Architecture class.