Design Charrettes Program

The 2019 RFP is now available!
Click here to download the RFP
Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2019

A Design Charrette is an intensive, hands-on pre-development workshop that brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together to explore architectural and development options for a particular area or site.

For 2019, Housing Colorado and University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning will continue the Design Charrettes Program series focused on affordable housing.

This series began at the 2010 Housing Colorado NOW! Conference. Since then we have continued to offer this program on an annual basis, serving communities throughout the state.

Many of the projects which have participated in the Design Charrettes Program have made significant progress in their affordable housing development. Read more about past design charrettes and completed projects.

The Design Charrettes Program provides an opportunity for non-profit housing developers and Housing Authorities to benefit from pro-bono pre-development services for an affordable housing project in your community:

  • A team of professionals led by architects and landscape architects will create affordable housing concepts for a site in your community.
  • Additional team expertise will include finance professionals, development professionals, sustainable design and building/ construction professionals, municipal staff and resident representatives.
  • Collaboratively, these experts will work with your community to create unique design solutions for your site. 

Affordable Urban Housing from CU Denver CAP VRC on Vimeo.


Questions about the program? Email Dora 

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