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. Explore the ways research and creative projects at CAP ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.

Arvada Pattern Book

Date: 4/1/2011 - 5/1/2011
Principal Researchers:
  • Project Team: Steven Cole, Matt Joiner, Matt Rennert
  • Local Participants: Historic Denver Inc., City of Arvada, Arvada Historical Society
Location: Arvada, Colorado

Through a LiveWell grant, CCCD updated the 2002 Bent County & City of Las Animas Comprehensive Plan. Thus, the new plan has a health perspective throughout. The end goal was to provide a clear and well-organized comprehensive plan that Bent County will use to implement policies and projects. CCCD executed and analyzed a community survey and held a series of community meetings and focus groups. Text and data from the 2002 plan was updated, adding new information, gathering images, and formatting the document.