Architecture

We are excited to hear you are interested in the School of Architecture at UNLV. In the School of Architecture, you can help improve the human condition through teaching, research, and service in a diverse and dynamic learning environment that capitalizes on its unique regional location.

A man the architecture design building surrounded by wood.

Majoring in architecture will help you develop a theoretical and pragmatic knowledge of general design, as well as learn about important design issues facing Las Vegas, the state of Nevada, and the Southwest. You can choose from a variety of disciplines, including: architecture, interior architecture and design, and landscape architecture.

You Can Take Courses in Diverse Areas
The Helix Bridge in Singapore.

Design with Nature

A view of a medieval church architecture.

History of the Built Environment

A city viewed from the sky.

Introduction to Urban Planning

A golf course layout viewed from above.

Golf Course Design

A cabin with solar panels built into its design.

Design with Climate

An instructor working with students on a project designing something with wood pieces.

Being competitive in today’s job market means developing critical thinking skills, communicating effectively, and learning to collaborate with others to achieve common goals. We help you build these skills inside the classroom and beyond.

Gain Real-World Experience and Apply What You Learn By Taking Advantage of Opportunities

A ruler and pencil on top of blueprints to a buildings layout.
Working alongside some of the world's most accomplished architects, interior architects and designers, and landscape architects.
A design of a city with small building blocks.
Participating in design-build projects and competitions across the country.
Solar Decathlon concept designs provided by the team of a solar efficient home.
Participating in the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon - a competition UNLV has excelled in each year it has entered.
Receiving mentoring from the local chapter of the AIA
With a Degree in Architecture, Students Can Work in a Broad Array of Fields
A skyscraper being built in an urban city.

Urban Design

A concept design of a meeting room with a roundtable and chairs.

Healthcare Interior Design

An arched bridge in a park going over a small stream.

Landscape Architecture

A sand trap on a green golf course.

Golf Course Design

A modern kitchen design.

Interior Architecture and Design

A student with miniature home models.

Now that you are interested, learn more about how architecture can start you on a path of lifelong learning and discovery.