midterm review
We are excited that you are considering applying to ColoradoBuildingWorkshop! At this time ColoradoBuildingWorkshop is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Architecture at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. Applications will be accepted the fall semester prior to a student enrolling in Design Studio IV in the M.ARCH curriculum sequence. For graduate students entering Studio IV at CU Denver, this certificate offers a unique opportunity to focus 18 credits of study on design build with an emphasis on integrated project delivery. Students who are accepted will be required to complete all 18 credit hours of the Design Build Certificate.

Information sessions are held during the fall term. Application deadlines vary. However, decisions are made prior to the beginning of spring registration.


ARCH 6370

  • 3 credits
  • Offered every fall
  • Available to all M.Arch students
  • Introduces the student to and creates an awareness of the project delivery methods and the history of these methods both in the United States and the world.
  • Compares Design-Build and integrated project delivery methods with other traditional delivery methods, including Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and Owner’s Agent as Construction Manager.
  • Examines the traditional and current roles of Owner, Architect, Consultants, General Contractor and Subcontractors.
  • Examines previous Architect/Contractor relations and the code of ethics required for emerging trends in Design-Build and Integrated Project Delivery.
  • Examines successful project management and the qualities of leadership, including confidence, vision, knowledge and empowerment.


  • Identify the traditional and current roles of Owner, Architect, Consultants, General Contractor, and Subcontractors.
  • Examine systems that seamlessly integrate construction into the design phase of a project.
  • Identify typical requirements of building codes, zoning ordinances, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Develop an understanding of construction assemblies and tolerance.
  • Know the importance of job site safety and its impact on the construction trades.
  • Have awareness of software available for scheduling, estimating, and project management.
  • Develop a program, project schedule, and project estimate.
  • Develop design and construction solutions to a particular problem.
  • Understand the role of the project manager and the many skill sets required to lead a team from project concept to completion