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What We Do


ColoradoBuildingWorkshop, the Department of Architecture’s design build certificate program, has served the broader community by partnering with non-profit organizations on a variety of innovative projects. The certificate centers on the practical application of architectural theory and promotes a blend of hands-on skills, creative design, and cutting edge materials to construct buildings for communities in need.


Latest Work


ColoradoBuildingWorkshop partnered with The Colorado Outward Bound School over the past two years to build lodging for their instructors based out of the Leadville Campus. In 2015, the program designed and built 14 seasonal use cabins and followed it up in 2016 with seven year-round cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School’s senior staff.

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2015 COBS Micro Cabins


ColoradoBuildingWorkshop partnered with the Colorado Outward Bound School for the 2015 project. Fourteen seasonal use cabins were built for the Colorado Outward Bound School’s instructors based out of the Leadville Campus.


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2016 COBS Micro Cabins


ColoradoBuildingWorkshop partnered with the Colorado Outward Bound School for a second year. Seven year-round cabins were built for the Colorado Outward Bound School’s senior staff.

“Design build is the bridge between what it is to design in theory and what it is to build in reality. It is the educational conduit linking the practical and theoretical.”Rachel Koleski, Alumna