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Barbara Ambach

  • College of Architecture and Planning


Primary Phone:303-315-1000

Barbara Ambach has 25+ years of experience teaching in the Fine Arts and Architecture. She is a licensed Architect and Associate Professor CTT atthe University of Colorado Denver | College of Architecture & Planning. With an education in the Fine Arts and Architecture, she encourages her students to value the “art” of design, engage their intuition, reflect upon the contemporary culture and respond with appropriate design methodologies. Herteaching interests are emphasized in Digital Portfolio Design courses, Drawing and Digital Graphics seminars and Architecture Design Studios. Ms.Ambach’s own creative work provides the impetus for her teaching approach as well as her design practice in both the built and virtual environments. She offers web design, consultation services and a series of web-based tutorials to her students and clients. She believes that the image and accessibility of virtual and printed media are crucial aspects for attaining success in the educational or business environments.



  • Integration Seminar 
  • Digital Portfolio Design,
  • Architect as Advocate

Areas of Expertise


Digital Portfolio Design, Design Visualization and Communication, Drawing and Digital Graphics, Architecture Design Studios, Technical Resources for Advanced Studios, Architect as Advocate

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Degrees Held

  • M.Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • B.Arch, Rhode Island School of Design
  • B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design



  • 2006: Instructor of the Year Award - American Institute of Architects, Young Architects Awards Gala (YAAG)
  • 1999 Nov: A Velaspace Prototype ~ expanding the veil / compressing the labyrinth. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Design Award
  • 1998 Oct: A Velaspace Prototype ~ expanding the veil / compressing the labyrinth. ‘Unbuilt Architecture Competition’ Boston Society of Architects (BSA)

College of Architecture and Planning

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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