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.

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Principal Researchers: Lara Eck Faculty Advisor: Brian Dale

When researching the context and history behind Bessemer, Colorado, it became evident that the steel mill had largely impacted Bessemer’s community on a human level, as well as an environmental level.

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Designing a center to consider the environmental and sociological impacts of how a company’s presence can impact a place became extremely important. This building was designed to consider these issues, by providing photographic, printed media sources as well as an outdoor space that embraces a green environment and brings the life of nature back.

Featuring various photographers who want to share a narrative regarding environmental and social change, this space serves as a voice for change. Through physical book publications featuring photography, the community can come together and learn about important issues that impact the community.

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1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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