The “BioSIPs” technology project by Julee Herdt, professor in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at the University of Colorado Denver and a working architect, was selected as a finalist for the U.S. Green Building Council, Colorado Public Interest Design Award. Six statewide awards were presented during the Rocky Mountain Green sustainability conference in [...]
Four University of Colorado Denver faculty members have been selected to assist in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. As a result of Colorado voters’ approval in November to legalize the personal use of marijuana, Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into law last month; he also signed an executive order forming a task force [...]
Students in the interdisciplinary Urban Housing course taught this semester by College of Architecture and Planning Instructor Jennifer Steffel Johnson took on a task to research, facilitate and design three affordable housing charrette projects. The results were presented at the Housing Colorado Now! Conference in Vail in October. Charrette is defined as the intense final [...]
Just as the design-build system relies on collaboration between architects and builders, the university’s student chapter of the Design Build Institute of America hinges on collaborations between students and professionals. The new club within the College of Architecture and Planning has already worked with respected local firms such as Sprocket, RNL, Studio Completiva and Fransen [...]
Anna Jones, lecturer in planning and design at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning, recently was recognized with the Molly Brown Award, which honors a woman who has demonstrated a Molly Brown-like passion for making Denver a stronger community. Jones, like Margaret “Molly” Brown, has devoted time to civic life in [...]
Her new book examines the legacy of Colorado’s early summer homes.
Melanie Shellenbarger, a senior instructor at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, recently published a book based on her 2008 dissertation, “High Country Summers: The Early Second Homes of Colorado, 1880–1940.” The book considers the emergence of the “summer home” in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains as both an architectural and [...]
Gilbert F. McNeish, an adjunct professor in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver and a lawyer with Spencer Fane & Grimshaw LLP since 1972, received the President’s Award for meritorious contributions to planning, planning law, effective planning in Colorado and the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter. McNeish has focused [...]
The associate professor in the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver donates to a project close to her heart: the student journal ROOT.
Mandy Wong, a senior studying philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver, is fascinated by innovators, especially young ones. So it only took a CU Denver email inviting her to TEDxMileHigh Youth Event, a celebration of innovation and risk takers, to prompt her to attend the June 1 event. About 750 students, mostly from high [...]
David Kahn, a senior instructor in landscape architecture studies, and Michael Tavel, senior instructor in architectural studies, at CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning have had their Geos Net-Zero Energy Neighborhood featured in detail in a new book titled “Zero Carbon Homes: A Road Map.” The book, published by Routledge and available on Amazon, [...]
Students from the University of Colorado Denver are among the winners of a national competition that challenges college students to develop and present real-world solutions to boost the energy efficiency of buildings across the country. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognized the winners of the Better Buildings Case Competition, part of the Energy Department’s Better Buildings [...]
Rachel Cleaves, community development coordinator in the Colorado Center for Community Development (CCCD), presented at the Environmental Protection Agency CARE Conference in Denver in November. Her talk was about LiveWell Westwood’s approach to community-based initiatives to increase access to healthy eating and active living through resident trainings in Zumba and gardening. Cleaves also is involved [...]
Carole Woodall, assistant professor in the Department of History and Department of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently published “Awakening a Horrible Monster: Negotiating the Jazz Public in 1920s Istanbul” in Comparative Studies of South Asia Africa and the Middle East. See the abstract at http://cssaame.dukejournals.org/content/30/3/574.abstract … Zachary Mesyan, [...]
As a licensed, practicing architect, Kat worked on both coasts for a number of years before she decided it was time to come home to her native Colorado.
Kat Vlahos and Christopher Koziol of the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning are co-principle investigators on two grant projects: The Colorado State Historical Fund awarded $88,708 for the Colorado Rural Preservation Education Project (CRPEP), a pilot partnership between the Center of Preservation Research and Colorado Preservation Inc. The project is designed [...]
Sara Qualls, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Kraemer Family Professor of Aging, presented “What Gets Aging Families in Trouble? Structures and Processes” as a plenary address at the American Psychological Association’s 119th annual convention Aug. 5 in Washington, D.C. … Kevin Krizek, associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and [...]