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.
This project was driven by the need to create housing that accommodated the diverse CU Denver community, emphasizing the inclusion of non-traditional students. With a focus on creating various scales of communal spaces, the variety of units were kept to a minimum. The units themselves are aggregated into four separate buildings that form the shape of a double “L,” each one tiering downward to create rooftop terraces. The two exterior bars are formed out of the inverse of the interior and are elevated off the ground, giving the single loaded corridors equal views into and out of the site. All four buildings are wrapped in a three-part skin system that aids in bringing cohesion to the project while continuing to break up the larger communal spaces into smaller, more private zones.