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Jo VandenBurg

Instructor, Associate Chair, Department of Architecture
  • College of Architecture and Planning


Primary Phone:303-315-1022

Jo VandenBurg is a licensed Architect and instructor in the College of Architecture and Planning, where she teaches courses on building technology.

Her experience in Denver Design-Build firms brings an appreciation of the synergistic relationship that construction fieldwork and detailing has on the design intent of the project. She also has an undergraduate degree and professional experience in Aerospace Engineering, and uses that background to help Architecture students understand the analysis for material mechanics, structural theory and preliminary sizing. She uses experiential teaching to bring pragmatic content to life. 

Currently she is also the co-instructor for the Study Abroad program, International Design Build – Nicaragua. Through a relationship with a local non-profit, Boulder-Jalapa Friendship Cities Project, where undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in the design and construction of a community service building in an economically challenged location.



  • Structures I  (Graduate)
  • Structures II  (Graduate)
  • Construction Practices II  (Undergraduate)
  • Theory of Structures II  (Undergraduate)

Areas of Expertise


  • Licensed Architect in State of Colorado
  • Instructor at Art Institutes of Colorado

Education, Licensure & Certifications


  • Master of Architecture, University of Colorado Denver
  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

College of Architecture and Planning

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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