Colorful Colorado: A great place to learn!
Colorado is one of the most rapidly growing and urbanized states in the country. More than 80% of its population lives along the dramatic edge where the Western plains crash into the Rocky Mountains. This spectacular natural environment, moderate climate, high quality of life and career opportunities attract large numbers of people. The resulting urban development in a powerful yet fragile natural environment creates opportunities and challenges for you, whatever your design emphasis.
CAP’s graduate program is located on the Denver campus, right on the edge of Lower Downtown (LoDo). LoDo is Denver’s SoHo, a rich and vibrant collection of restaurants, galleries and retail in Denver’s historic brick warehouse district. The Mile High City itself is a metroplex of 2.6 million people and a regional center for design and planning.
- Top 10 “Coolest” Cities for Young Professionals.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance picked Denver for its nightlife, light rail, Wi-Fi access, and the Rocky Mountains.
- Culture & Arts.
Denver's cultural scene includes the Denver Performing Arts Complex, International Film Festival and the new architecture & design expansion of the Denver Art Museum.
- Top 10 Healthiest Cities.
Ranked by the Centrum Healthiest Cities Study, not surprising given Denver’s 350 urban parks and 80 miles of bike trails.
- Denver-Boulder was ranked #5 on the list of Best Cities for Staying Young, in the RealAge 2012 Youngest & Oldest Cities Report.
- The City and County of Denver again in 2012 ranked fourth out of 54 of the nation’s largest cities for its sustainable policies, programs and activities by the national sustainability advocacy group Our Green Cities.
- A sportsfan’s paradise.
Denver is home to the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, and the Denver Nuggets.