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


Tara Donovan Museum site rendering

Tara Donovan Museum

Student Researchers:

Ryan Helle
MArch Studio III Fall 2016
Exterior rendering of ranger station

Ranger Station

Student Researchers:

Francis C. Mougne
MArch Studio II Spring 2017
Overland Pavilion site rendering

Overland Pavilion

Student Researchers:

Andrew Schrag & Samantha Strang
MArch Studio V Fall 2016
Museum of Spatial Arts site rendering

Museum of Spatial Arts II

Student Researchers:

Marika Davis
MArch Studio III Fall 2016
Site plan collage

Museum of Spatial Arts

Student Researchers:

Robby Cuthbert
MArch Studio III Fall 2017
Museum of Object Art interior space rendering

Museum of Object Art

Student Researchers:

Liezl Van Wyk
MArch Studio III Fall 2016