DENVER (JANUARY 9, 2017) – Christine G. H. Franck, Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture (CARTA) at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) has been appointed to Denver’s Department of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) “Slot Home Evaluation Task Force.” According to CPD, the “task force will assist CPD staff with an evaluation of issues associated with slot home development in Denver’s neighborhoods, and recommend specific zoning text amendments to address identified issues.”
2016 has been a banner year for CARTA! As we close out this year, we wanted to take a moment and thank you for your support and highlight all we have accomplished toward our shared vision of a more beautiful, sustainable, and equitable built environment.
View a PDF of the CARTA | 2016 report here: CARTA | 2016, or link through the cover image below.
After learning more, we hope you will join our effort to make traditional design lessons available for architecture, landscape, and urban design students today by including us in your year end giving. A gift of any amount helps, for the future of traditional design in higher education is entirely in your hands.
Thank you all for your dedication, talent, and the inspiration that your work and wisdom provide us here as we help the phoenix of tradition rise anew,
Christine G. H. Franck
We have an exciting, informative, and educational range of activities this fall. From classes, to lectures, and workshops, we are focusing on the full range of knowledge necessary for today’s practitioners, students, and members of the general public who seek to learn more about traditional architecture, urban design, landscape, and building crafts.
Click below to register or rsvp for each activity:
CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
Fundamentals of Traditional Design: Part I
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Fundamentals of Traditional Design: Part II
Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Builders’ Network Breakfast (By invitation)
Tuesday, November 8, 7:30am – 8:30am
Concepts of Time and Newness in Architecture
Tuesday, November 29, 6:00PM – 7:30 PM
BUILDING CRAFT FIELD TRIPS
Stone Quarry Tour with Loukonen Bros. Stone
Friday, November 4, 3:00pm—6:00pm
Masonry Workshop with Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute
Friday, December 2, 3:00pm—6:00pm
Introduction to Watercolor Sketching
Saturday, November 5, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CARTA was honored to help bring Thomas Gordon Smith to lecture in Denver, for The 2nd Clinton Family Fund Lecture, organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountain Chapter and CARTA. At this event, Bruce and Martha Clinton had an opportunity to meet the inaugural class of The Clinton Scholars, students at CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning interested in the mission of CARTA and supported in their efforts with scholarships from The Clinton Family Fund. CARTA’s mission is to advance the interdisciplinary study and practice of traditional architecture, building craft, landscape architecture and urban design through spirited debate, rigorous education and transformative research so we may improve the built environment and people’s quality of life. Click on the link above to watch CARTA’s third lecture with architect, professor, and former Chairman of the Department of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.
To better understand the scope and impact of new residential development in the city of Denver, CARTA, the Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, has undertaken a study to document and analyze all new residential construction in the City of Denver from the beginning of 2014.