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.
Jefferson Park Slot House
Student Researchers: Majed Albaiz & Ahmaz Alnaim
Faculty Advisor: Keith Loftin
Envisioned for an urban site in Denver, this multifamily development responds to the scale and character of neighboring buildings. Eight duplexes are arranged around a central open space that controls vehicular circulation. The push and pull effect allows for extra car parking, while permeable paving and small grassy lawns soften the look and feel of the central court.
The units are oriented toward the street, with each offering easy access and a sense of privacy. Skylights bring natural light into each residence. Gabled forms and the use of materials such as wood and brick enable the development to be respectful of its historic context.