Daniel Chenin
Dec. 21, 2022

UNLV School of Architecture alumnus Daniel Chenin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, was awarded with the 2022 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Silver Medal for the State of Nevada in recognition for the most distinguished service to the profession of architecture and acknowledgment of a significant body of work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture in the state of Nevada.

Since 1995, the Silver Medal has been awarded by the AIA Nevada in recognition for the most distinguished service to the profession of architecture and acknowledgement of a significant body of work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture in
the state of Nevada.

The AIA Silver Medal is the highest honor the AIA Nevada bestows upon an architect. Recipients must demonstrate great depth and breadth in their work; having a cumulative effect on the profession of architecture in their State; produced work that is a product of a collaborative environment; consistently addressing the future of architecture while honoring its tradition; transcended or united specific areas of expertise; and become widely known by architects, designers, educators, and the public for the quality of their work.

The Jury, comprise of architects from across the nation noted, “Daniel is without question deserving of the Silver Medal Award. From his time teaching (at UNLV) and well into his practice, he has had a lasting impression and influence on the profession, as evidenced by his accomplishments in the profession and academia. The letters of support from his former students are overwhelming and demonstrate the lasting impressions he has had. Influenced by his sponsor, Family friend, Architect, former employer, and mentor, William Snyder, FAIA - Daniel
continues to clearly pay it forward to the next generation of Architects...”

“I am honored and humbled to receive this distinguished award and excited to be one of two alumni from the UNLV School of Architecture to have received this coveted award. I am proud to be among the incredible architects in Nevada who received this honor before me. Providing the highest level of service to our clients and the community is at the heart of our firm’s values.” said Daniel Joseph Chenin.

Daniel is a passionate educator, he served as an Adjunct Professor for the UNLV School of Architecture from 2002 to 2012 and then again in 2017 and maintains an ongoing role as guest lecturer critic to this day. Daniel has devoted countless personal hours to teach and mentor hundreds of students. He has been a fervent advocate for local emerging professionals throughout his career. It is the common thread connecting his service to the AIA and his time as an instructor, and it has been woven into the formation of his namesake firm (Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.) with a culture that embraces collaboration, mentorship, service to the profession and community, and professional growth as guiding principles. Daniel has had a deep and lasting impact on the architecture and design community in Nevada. He is widely recognized as an individual committed to making a difference in the profession and in his community.

You can view his complete list of awards on his website