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Pyatt, Rob



Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • 1. Designing for People & Place: Sustainable & Affordable Housing for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division Office of Policy Development and Research is developing a comprehensive case study to help inform the future housing choices for the Oglala Sioux Tribe and an “applied research” laboratory to educate Oglala Lakota College and CU-Boulder students in the design and construction of sustainable, affordable, culturally inclusive, and regionally appropriate housing. Rob Pyatt is the Principal Investigator and manages the research for this project at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design.


  • sustainable and affordable housing, design-build education, Tribal housing, sustainable building materials and methods, earth construction


courses taught

  • ARCH 4100 - Studio 3: Capstone in Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    The capstone of the studio sequence, this course investigates building technology, structural systems, user experience, and environmental sustainability. Studio options may include a client-based community engaged project, real world applications, and/or result in a physical product. Outcomes include well developed structures designed with a high level of craft, resulting in sophisticated and exhibit-worthy presentations.