M Arch, Associate Professor
Ekaterini "Kat" Vlahos is the director of the Center of Preservation Research. Kat is a licensed architect and an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Colorado. Her research focuses on the documentation, analysis and preservation of rural cultural landscapes--historic ranches. A native Coloradoan, Kat’s insight comes from personal experience and family ties to ranching in northwestern Colorado. In the West, there is great concern over our patterns of landscape modification, urban sprawl and the loss of cultural resources. As ranching landscapes are altered, ranches change ownership, and the ranching culture evolves--and, in many cases disappears. These changes are and will continue to redefine prime land parcels of the American West.
Kat’s research explores the study of vernacular ranch architecture and cultural landscapes in an effort to develop sustainable principles for current and future development.
Research Interests: Rural Cultural Landscapes, Vernacular Architecture, Cultural Preservation