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College of Architecture & Planning


Christopher Koziol

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Historic Preservation Program

Christopher Koziol

 Contact Information:

Phone: 303.315.5874 

Office Location: CU Denver Building 320 O
Office Hours: Varies by semester



Degrees Held

  • PhD, University of Colorado
  • MUPP, University of Illinois - Chicago 
  • MArch, University of Illinois - Chicago
  • AB, University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • History of urban morphological and technological change
  • Contemporary urbanism
  • Politics of sustainability
  • Historic preservation
  • Building conservation
  • Public policy

Professional Activities

Chris directs the Colorado Center for Community Development and is professionally involved in a variety of historic preservation projects as well as issues of sustainability policy as it relates to the existing (including historic) built environment.

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • International Congress of Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS)
  • US Green Building Council


Chris is the author or co-author of numerous professional reports for clients ranging from the National Park Service & US Forest Service to small towns and individual historic building owners. He has also written scholarly articles on the topics of historic preservation, building technology, and policy innovation; and is currently working on a book, Heritage on the Make: Assembling Chicago's Architectural Past (and Future).

Recent Courses TAUGHT

  • Preservation Theory & Practice
  • Advanced Design Studio
  • Urban Conservation: Context for Reuse
  • Design in the Public Interest
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