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. 

Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods

Principal Researchers: Korkut Onaran, Fernando Pagés Ruiz, Ronnie Pelusio and Tom Lyon

In July 2019, the Vinyl Siding Institute published 300 copies of Professor Korkut Onaran's book, Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods, which "summarizes the most critical design lessons the authors have learned through many years of practice developing traditional neighborhoods."

The book was written by CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning's Assistant Professor Adjunct, Korkut Onaran, along with his colleagues Fernando Pagés Ruiz,  Ronnie Pelusio, and Tom Lyon, and features a foreward by Andrés Duany and an afterword by Stephen A. Mouzon. The book is aimed at helping designers communicate the essential ideas of New Urbanism, while still adapted to the methods and materials best suited to the builders. This book is a useful addition to the New Urbanist literature because it introduces simple and economical design principles, discusses what to design guidelines to require by code and what to leave out of code. The book will help designers guide developers to invest in what will create the most value.   

Click here to access the book online. 

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