Research & Innovation

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a public, research-active university and a global hub for the arts and technology. UNLV provides diverse curricular offerings and extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers. UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,500 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity.

UNLV has been categorized as R1-University “very high research activity” (Carnegie classification), the gold standard for higher education institutions, and UNLV is one of just 120 universities with the distinction, out of the approximately 4,000 universities and colleges in the USA.

UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.

Research and Innovation activities in the School of Architecture (SoA) are organized in 7 theme-based Labs which define our priority research concentrations. These are the key areas of our research excellence, with groups and networks supporting the Labs:

CITY WELLBEING

Aging + Healthcare Design
Joint LAB: School of Architecture
School of Allied Health Sciences
School of Public Health
College of Education
College of Medicine
Community Engagement & Neighborhood Lab
Kopec
Coordinator

CITY ANALYTICS

Natural Energies
Advanced Technologies LAB

Fernandez-Gonzalez

Coordinator

CITY VISUALIZATION

SIM Digital Fabrication at - LAS LAB
Vermillion

Coordinator

CITY FUTURES

Urban Futures LAB
Joint LAB: School of Architecture
College of Engineering
College of Urban Affairs
Lehmann
Solano

Joint Coordinators

CITY MAKING

Design + Build LAB
Weber

Coordinator

CITY ACTIVATION

Hospitality Design LAB
Joint LAB: School of Architecture
College of Hospitality
International Gaming Institute
Entertainment Engineering and Design Department
Nowak
Coordinator

CITY CHANGE

Community Engagement LAB
Engagement + Neighborhood LAB
Zawarus
Interim Coordinator

7 Theme-Based Areas of Research Concentration

7 Theme-Based Areas of Research Concentration in the School of Architecture (Download the Diagram)