Architecture Work

Student Work

The Big Small Home

Student Researchers:

Robby Cuthbert
Green-Build Competition Studio ARCH 6150-001

Green Tech: Eco Furniture Design & Fabrication

Student Researchers:

Alexis Trick, Grant Warmerdam, Dillon Chang, Nora Webster, Sabrina Canada
Material scraps, bits and pieces, and the objects most people throw away, are carefully studied and reinvented as functional art.

Cottonwood Cabins

Principal Researchers:

Design Build 2019
Six new bunkhouses and an outdoor kitchen create a welcome refuge for trekkers at the basecamp for Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions.

Raine House 2012

Student Researchers:

University of Colorado Students: Lindsay Moore Halle Hagenau Matt Brown Tor Jorfald Elise Mascitelli Laura Mears Maggie Hattman Megan Brankamp Sarah Boman Sara Zezulka Kimberlee Derhammer Brian Majerus Lauren Watkins Laurie Hollm Lauren Peterson Treonna Villasenor Craig Cherry Jason Astorino MC Burns Southern Utah University Students: Chris Hoffman Mark Trevor

Colorado Outward Bound School Year-Round Micro Cabins 2016

Student Researchers:

Joshua Allen Andrew Baur Devyn Bernal Michael Black Leigh Bryant Craig Dunn Amanda Gonzales Anna Griffith Jeffrey Heger Jim Hillard Kyle Hoehnen Andrea Kelchlin Jesse Ledin Amie McDermott Tanner Morrow Nina Najmabadi Kyle Plantico Christopher Powell Genevieve Rogers Mike Schauble Andrew Schrag Diana Souders Henry Spiegel Samantha Strang Catrina Weissbeck Tyler Whaley Brittany Wheeler Ryan Wresch

Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins 2015

Student Researchers:

Derek Ackley Sidney Aulds Brent Beicker Matthew Breen Andrew Brown John Giddens Brandon Gossard Aaron Gray Dane Hardy Chad Holmes Casandra Huff Mark Hurni Timo Jyrinki Rachel Koleski Kate Lucas Nathan Moore Matt Ollmann Aleka Pappas Holly Paris Nathan Pepper Kit Piane Ken Roberts Louisa Sanford Joe Stainbrook Brandon Sweeney Phil Stuen Amanda Tharp Elliott Watenpaugh Becca Barenblat Jeff D’Addario Sam Palmer-Dwore

Faculty Work

Five Points Welton Street Corridor Plan

Community engagement and research for revitalization

Grain Elevator Survey

Principal Researchers:

  • Ekaterini Vlahos
  • Kris Christensen
Grain elevators are among the most iconic of all structures on the plains of the United States and Canada. They not only contribute to the economies of rural communities, but also serve as a wayfinders in sparsely settled areas. Colorado boasts a variety of grain elevator types, many of which face threats due to changes in agriculture that have resulted in abandonment, demolition or neglect. The objectives of this project were to locate, photograph and document grain elevators in a research area from Interstate-25 to the Colorado eastern border. Through a summer seminar course, graduate students learned how to conduct a selective reconnaissance survey, develop and apply research skills, prepare a context study, and synthesize their findings for the final report. More than 280 extant grain elevators were identified and documented.

Independence Rock

Principal Researchers:

  • Kat Vlahos
  • Mike Nulty
  • Julia Ausloos
A large granite rock in southwestern Natrona County, Wyoming, Independence Rock stands today as a landmark of great importance. In the 19th century, Independence Rock was a milestone for emigrants migrating with their wagons from the East Coast to the Western frontiers of the country along the Oregon trail, also known as the "Emigrant Trail." Independence Rock may have derived its name from a band of fur trappers who celebrated the American Independence Day in 1930 at the site- but more likely, Independence Rock earned its name as a beacon for emigrants to reach before the 4th of July. If emigrants failed to do this, they endangered their lives and the lives of their dependents as snow and severe weather enveloped the Sierra Mountains. Many emigrants inscribed their name, date, and sometimes other personal details into the rock as they visited en route to the Western frontier. Over the decades, many inscriptions faded due to weathering, erosion, vandalism, and more commonly, lichens. Independence Rock was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and is now part of Independence Rock State Historic Site, owned and operated by the state of Wyoming.