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College of Architecture and Planning

​The Visual Resource Center (VRC) is a student and faculty services center that provides access to a variety of photographic and audiovisual equipment, a portfolio photography studio room, and analog (35mm slides) and digital image collections.

VRC staff members are available to assist faculty members and students with images for teaching and classroom presentations, including the purchase of commercial images and videos, as well as assistance scanning images on site. Portfolio photography seminars and basic training on how to take quality digital images of student projects are offered by appointment. VRC staff members also provide professional input on digital imaging issues surrounding copyrights, file type choices, Adobe Photoshop image corrections, and long term digital file storage. 

Here are some helpful tips VRC staff have created:
Tips on Creating a Portfolio
Tips on using a "point and shoot" digital camera
Basic PhotoShop for Portfolio Seminars​

Portfolio room reservations

Reservations can be made by following this link


Room 490A, CU Denver Building, 1250 14th Street. The Portfolio Studios are in Room 420 and next to 300 West. Equipment is checked out from the Student Services Suite, #2300.


Students and faculty members can check out a variety of equipment for educational use, including: digital cameras, digital video cameras, tripods, digital voice recorders, digital projectors, laser pointers, a mobile TV/DVD/VCR unit, and day-lighting light meters. 

Equipment checked out on any given day (Monday through Thursday) is due back the next morning by 10:00am.  Friday checkouts are due back the following Monday morning by 10:00am.  Items may be reserved in advance to ensure availability. 

To check out equipment or reserve an item, see a student employee in the Student Services suite, #2300 CU Denver Building. Equipment can be checked out Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:45pm.


The primary digital image databases for use in course presentations and research are Luna Insight, ARTstor, and a web site called “The Electronic Library of Colorado Architecture, Landscape and Planning” Click on the  Digital Image Databases​ link for more information.


Call the VRC at 303.315.2425.  For more information, contact Jesse Kuroiwa at 303.315.2425 or send him an email.  

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