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.
Hemp is known as “wahupta” to the Sioux — for construction products, and other types of material manufacture. Hemp agriculture could remediate soil, as well as help to establish the premier, local regenerative building practice that produces sustainable materials as the new standard for the future housing of the Lakota tribe. The design of this house reflects a complete overlap of the cultural significance of a people who scatter this beautiful landscape and a plant rooted in their ancient rituals and history.