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.
Built for a non-profit with quite literally no budget, these two structures were designed over the course of a semester and built in three weeks. To manage this feat, the students worked as hard on fundraising and donation procurement as they did on design and construction. The Learning Cube operates as an outdoor classroom, first stop on the farm tour, orientation device, and visual icon for the property. The Dairy House provides a teaching facility for goat milking, goat and sheep shearing, as well as protection from the sun and wind for the occupants. Both structures make use of salvaged, scrap, and donated materials that expose the element of time as revealed in materiality.