Welcome to the New Year: 'The Importance of Moving Forward' - A Message from Dean Nancy Uscher
Dearest Friends and Colleagues:
At the end of the fall 2023 semester, on December 6, 2023, our beloved university, UNLV, was dealt a devastating blow, a tragic event we could never have imagined happening, as we were poised to end the semester. As we all know firsthand, an active shooter on our campus viciously murdered three esteemed faculty colleagues and seriously injured a fourth victim.…
UNLV School of Architecture Spring 2024 Lecture Series
UNLV Architecture presents the Forces Shaping Contemporary Urban Thought free online lecture series for Spring 2024.
Curated by Steffen Lehmann, UNLV Professor of Architecture + Urbanism.
February 1: Operations at the Urban Scale with Prof. Viviano Villarreal-Bueron of Mass Operations (Mexico).
February 29: Urban Design Now with Prof. Peng Du of Jefferson University (…
UNLV Architecture Project Recognized at World Landscape Architecture 2023 Student Awards
UNLV Architecture was recently awarded the Small Concept Design Merit Award at the World Landscape Architecture for their entry OASIS.
Through the process of this project, students were interactive with one another and local businesses more than ever. The university’s fabrication lab staff and small, local fabrication companies assisted with the development of amenity pieces to…
School of Architecture Professor Discusses Las Vegas Sphere on PBS
Glenn NP Nowak, AIA joined Amber Renee Dixon and John Katsilometes on Vegas PBS Friday night to talk about the Sphere, the latest architectural marvel in the hospitality and entertainment design capital of the world.
Student Work on Display at Southern Utah Museum of Art Exhibition through March 2, 2024
Four student design projects from last year’s School of Architecture fourth-year studio are included in a new design exhibition at the Southern Utah Museum of Art titled Brutal DC. The exhibition reimagines new uses for DC’s aging brutalist buildings and includes work from Diller Scofidio and Renfro, Brooks and Scarpa, Gensler, and others. Read a review of the show on The Architect'…
Remembering Respected Architect and Philanthropist John Reynolds Klai II, FAIA
With deep respect and profound empathy, we honor the life of John Reynolds Klai II, FAIA, a cherished resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, who peacefully passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, surrounded by his beloved husband, Jon Sparer, FAIA; their loving family; and their faithful canine companions, Bruno and Dexter.
John's journey began in the rural town of Osnabrock, North Dakota, a place where small…
'LIFESTYLE Algarve' Magazine Profiles Architecture Professor's Art Explorations
The October-November issue of LIFESTYLE Algarve Magazine showcases UNLV School of Architecture professor Joshua Vermillion’s work with artificial intelligence and design. You can catch the article in the latest issue here.
In the article, Joshua Vermillion's call to action is clear:
"We must embrace Al, collaborate with it, and harness its capabilities to shape a future where it…
UNLV Architecture Professor Work Highlighted by Texworld Evolution
Joshua Vermillion’s work is included in Texworld Evolution’s latest trend book for 2024.
Situated in Paris, Texworld is one of the largest and most important organizations and international shows for the fashion, textile design, and fabrics industries.
UNLV Professors Awarded $5 Million Urban & Community Forestry Grant
Associate professor of Landscape Architecture, Phillip Zawarus, alongside UNLV colleagues; associate professor in residence Alison Sloat, Department of Sciences; and Professor Dale Devitt, Department of Life Sciences was awarded a $5 million Urban and Community Forestry Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service.
Their Las Vegas Urban Forest Center project will engage…
School of Architecture Professor Speaks to Los Angeles Times about Las Vegas Sphere
UNLV School of Architecture associate professor Joshua Vermillion was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article by Carolina Miranda about the Las Vegas Sphere:
"So is Sphere, with its unusual shape, a duck? Or does its billboard surface make it a decorated shed? Joshua Vermilion, an associate professor of architecture at UNLV who specializes in computation and digital…
Architecture Professor Moderates International, Interdisciplinary Seminar
On Thursday, September 21, Jung-Hwa Kim, an assistant professor at the School of Architecture, is co-organizing and co-moderating the seminar titled "Tidalectic Landscape" as part of the interdisciplinary art research project, Getbol Lab. This seminar aims to facilitate an exchange of artistic viewpoints on various types of landscapes influenced by tidal movements, such as Getbol (Korean mud…
Fall 2023 Welcome Message from Dean Nancy J. Uscher
Dear College of Fine Arts Colleagues:
It is my great pleasure to welcome all of you back to campus for the 2023-24 academic year and a new chapter of life for all of us! This is always a hopeful and meaningful time of new beginnings for our students, faculty and staff. This fall, in particular, the college is approaching the future with significant accomplishments that have taken place over the…