BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods

Date: 7/1/19
Principal Researchers: Korkut Onaran
Fernando Pagés Ruiz
Ronnie Pelusio
Tom Lyon

In July 2019, the Vinyl Siding Institute published 300 copies of Professor Korkut Onaran's book, Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods, which "summarizes the most critical design lessons the authors have learned through many years of practice developing traditional neighborhoods."

The book was written by CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning's Assistant Professor Adjunct, Korkut Onaran, along with his colleagues Fernando Pagés Ruiz,  Ronnie Pelusio, and Tom Lyon, and features a foreward by Andrés Duany and an afterword by Stephen A. Mouzon. The book is aimed at helping designers communicate the essential ideas of New Urbanism, while still adapted to the methods and materials best suited to the builders. This book is a useful addition to the New Urbanist literature because it introduces simple and economical design principles, discusses what to design guidelines to require by code and what to leave out of code. The book will help designers guide developers to invest in what will create the most value.   
 

Click here to access the book online. 

BIRD Past Research Projects

Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods

Date: 7/1/19
Principal Researchers: Korkut Onaran
Fernando Pagés Ruiz
Ronnie Pelusio
Tom Lyon

In July 2019, the Vinyl Siding Institute published 300 copies of Professor Korkut Onaran's book, Architectural Design for Traditional Neighborhoods, which "summarizes the most critical design lessons the authors have learned through many years of practice developing traditional neighborhoods."

The book was written by CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning's Assistant Professor Adjunct, Korkut Onaran, along with his colleagues Fernando Pagés Ruiz,  Ronnie Pelusio, and Tom Lyon, and features a foreward by Andrés Duany and an afterword by Stephen A. Mouzon. The book is aimed at helping designers communicate the essential ideas of New Urbanism, while still adapted to the methods and materials best suited to the builders. This book is a useful addition to the New Urbanist literature because it introduces simple and economical design principles, discusses what to design guidelines to require by code and what to leave out of code. The book will help designers guide developers to invest in what will create the most value.   
 

Click here to access the book online.