University of Colorado Denver

College of Architecture and Planning

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University of Colorado Denver | College of Architecture & Planning | Web Design by baDesign


Design Build Certificate Program

Since 1991, the Department of Architecture’s Design Build Program has served the broader community by partnering with non-profit organizations on a variety of innovative projects. The program centers on the practical application of architectural theory and promotes a blend of hands-on skills, creative design, and cutting edge materials to construct buildings for communities in need. Collaboration is the core principle of the design-build program. We are thankful to all the businesses and individuals who support this work and recognize its importance in the local community.

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ACSA awards ColoradoBuildingWorkshop two out of four 2015-2016 ACSA Design-Build Awards for Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins and Lamar Station Classroom for Urban Farming.
The upcoming exhibit “Design Building in Architectural Education” at the National Building Museum in Washington DC will feature the Waterton Environmental Education Pavilion (WEEP). The exhibit is likely to open in Fall 2016.

Skow Residence receives a Special Mention in the Architizer A+ Awards, Typology Categories Residential: Private House (XS <1000 sq ft), 

Redsand Cabins win the 2015 AIA Colorado YAAG Built Project of the Year
ACSA Awards the University of Colorado and DesignBuildBLUFF at the University of Utah the 2015 Collaborative Practice Award.

Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, France features the Skow House and Nakai House in exhibit entitled “Grey Matter- Materials, Architecture and Reuse”. Fall 2014 through Winter 2015