Research Centers

Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture (CARTA)

CARTA’s mission is to advance the interdisciplinary study and practice of traditional architecture, building craft, urban design and landscape architecture through spirited debate, rigorous education and transformative research so we may improve the built environment and people’s quality of life through the study and creation of more sustainable, healthy, economically robust, just, beautiful and enduring places.

Colorado Center for Community Development (CCCD)

CCCD is a research center that is committed to collaborating with communities to improve the places we live, work and play. We partner with rural and urban communities, conducting applied research to enhance the built environment, promote civic engagement, and create healthier, more sustainable communities.

Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism (CCSU)

CCSU is a collaborative home for urban planners, architects, engineers, economists, health professionals, public policy experts, and others to work together in using best available information and best practices to advance sustainable solutions for both the natural environment and the built environment. The Center provides technical support to planners, designers, engineers, and decision makers on a broad range of land use planning and policy issues. It partners with state, regional, and local agencies, as well as with private sector firms; local foundations; professional associations; and community groups.

Center of Preservation Research (CoPR)

CoPR is an interdisciplinary, collaborative organization that investigates and participates in the preservation of built environments, cultural landscapes, cultural heritage, and natural landscapes through outreach to the wide variety of professional and public communities engaged in preservation in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, throughout the United States, and around the world.