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.
Upon the request of the CEO of Yuma District Hospital, John Gardner and Polly Vincent, president of the Hospital’s foundation, CCCD worked with the community this fall to develop a preliminary plan for a multigenerational park master plan. The park site, which is on hospital property, would provide opportunities for increased physical activity for seniors as well as for young children. The multigenerational park master plan for the Yuma District Hospital was part of their application to the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF) grant program. The vision for the park is that both children and seniors will benefit not only from the walking trail and equipment, but also from the social interaction with each other. Students in the landscape architecture program researched existing conditions, demographics and met with key stakeholders to develop a design document that was submitted as part of Yuma District Hospital’s proposal to CHF. Upon evaluation of their experience working with CCCD, comments included, "We are super, super pleased with the work that the students provided for us. It’s really exciting to see our ideas so thoughtfully and beautifully expressed on paper."