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2019 Stephen H. Hart Award for Historic Preservation Awarded to Center for Preservation Research (CoPR)

Congratulations to Center of Preservation Research for their 2019 Stephen H. Hart Award for Historic Preservation! CoPR was honored for the successful documentation of the Lowry Pueblo National Historic Landmark and creation of HABS drawings. This project utilized Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanning and close-range photogrammetry to thoroughly document the above-ground standing prehistoric architecture at Lowry Pueblo.

CAP's National AIA Award Winners

Two projects by members of the CAP community are among the 11 recipients of the 2017 American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Small Projects awards. The AIA Small Project Awards Program, now in its 14th year, was established to recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small-project design. This award program strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to projects, no matter the limits of size and scope. Both projects won in Category 1: small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design element up to $150,000 in construction cost. Read more on the AIA website and in Dezeen magazine.

The Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins were designed by students in our design build program Colorado Building Workshop, led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Rick Sommerfeld

The Sunset Pavilion (bottom, left) was designed by Tomecek Studio Architecture​, led by CAP Architecture Lecturer Brad Tomecek

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Undergraduate students in the Maymester 2017 class Digi-Fab at 21st and Larimer, taught by PhD Candidate Maria Delgado, Architecture Instructor Jo Vandenburg, and Monika Wittig, clinical assistant professor in Inworks, designed and built two full-scale custom “entry portals” for the Square on 21st, a temporary pop-up park in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood that was open June-August. The park, a collaboration between the City and County of Denver and the Downtown Denver Partnership, was visited by more than 15,000 people. The grand opening with Mayor Michael Hancock (center of picture) got a lot of media attention: see stories in Denverite303 MagazineChannel 7 News, and BusinessDen. See photos of our students’ work on the Instagram site. Visit the Square on 21st website.

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Read about this year's winners of the college faculty awards of excellence​ in Tenured/Tenure-Track Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track Teaching, Research and Creative Activities, and Service.

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Mike Harring, information technology manager, was the recipient of the 2017 Staff Recognition Award for the College of Architecture and Planning.


Catharine McCordCatharine McCord (MLA 2017), an adult program coordinator with the Denver Botanic Gardens, designed a sensory garden for the Sewall Child Development Center and REACH Charter Elementary School campus, and helped get the $75,000 grant from the Colorado Garden Foundation for construction.


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