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2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

At A Glance: College of Architecture and Planning

The College of Architecture and Planning is a multi-campus college with graduate programs on the Downtown Campus and undergraduate programs on the Boulder campus. The statistics below apply to graduate programs only.
Graduate: 588
Degrees Awarded 2009‡
Graduate: 185
Undergraduate (Boulder): 174
Regular: 52
Lecturers: 54
Student-Faculty Ratio

Graduate Degree Programs

Architecture, MArch
Design and Planning, PhD
Landscape Architecture, MLA
Urban and Regional Planning, MURP
Urban Design, MUD

Key Areas

Emerging Design Practices
Sustainable Urbanism
Healthy Environments
Cultural Heritage


Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board
National Architecture Accrediting Board
Planning Accreditation Board

Student Organizations:

American Institute of Architecture Students
American Planning Association for Students
American Society of Landscape 
  Architecture Students (ASLAS)


Graduate: 3,924
Architecture and Planning

Sample Companies Hiring Alumni

Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects
Buchanan Yonushewski Group
Cities of Aurora, Boulder, Lakewood
  and Longmont
David Owen Tryba Architects
Davis Partnership
Design Workshop
Design + Planning at AECOM (formerly EDAW)
DHM Design
National Forest Service
New Town Builders
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Research Centers

Children, Youth and Environments Center for
  Research and Design helps design and
  planning professionals around the world
  to promote the health, safety and welfare
  of children and youth.
Colorado Center for Community Development
  is a public service unit that for more than
  30 years has provided Colorado with design
  and planning assistance on a wide range of
  open space, development and community
  service issues.
Center of Preservation Research helps
  Colorado protect its heritage in the
  built environment, through research
  and documentation of historic buildings
  and landscapes.
Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism
  facilitates the conversation among
  Colorado designers, planners, and
  developers to envision future communities
  and towns that will enhance our quality of
  life and moderate the impact of the state’s
  explosive growth.

Bragging Rights

Solar powered houses designed and  Two MArch students won first prize and
  constructed by a team of CU architecture   third prize in the Metal Construction
  and planning and architectural engineering   Association 2008 Student Design
  students won the first two national   Competition.
  Department of Energy Solar Decathlon    
  Competitions held in 2002 and 2005. A 2007 MArch graduate had a design 
A team of architecture and planning   selected as House of the Month in the
  graduate students and Leeds Business   June 2008 edition of Architectural 
  School students won the prestigious   Record.
  national Urban Land Institute Gerald D.    
  Hines Student Urban Design Competition Our “Trailer-Wrap” student-designed and
  in spring 2005. They received a $50,000   student-built trailer house won several
  prize from ULI and a proclamation from   awards, including from AIA Denver and
  the Denver City Council.   AIA Gulf States Region.
Our mentoring program was named one A 2009 MLA graduate won a 2009 American
  of three Best Practices in Mentorship     Society of Landscape Architects Honor
  nationally by the American Institute of     Award for her analysis and planning for a
  Architects in 2005.

    redevelopment project for Denver’s
    Stapleton community.

Two alumni won the top prize in the 2009
    regional U.S. Green Building Council
    Natural Talent Design Competition.

*Fall 2009 end-of-term enrollment data ‡Fiscal year 2008-2009 data †Faculty numbers represent both campuses