Reflecting & Projecting: 20 Years of Design Excellence


Dec. 10, 2014 - Feb. 27, 2015 (All day)

Office/Remote Location

Main Gallery


Although all of us spend the majority of our lives in and around buildings, few stop to think about why we like certain spaces. What goes into designing great buildings? What kind of physical world do we want to live in? What people, processes, tools and ideas allow us to give form to our aspirations? Everyday our values, ideas and aspirations influence the things we build and the environments we create. “Reflecting and Projecting” provides a unique opportunity to ponder these important questions while celebrating the great architecture produced by architects in Nevada over the past 20 years. 

This exhibition of the AIA Nevada Excellence in Design Award-winning projects from 1994 - 2014 is presented by the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in collaboration with the UNLV School of Architecture, UNLV Galleries and the Marjorie Barrick Museum.

Concurrent with the Marjorie Barrick Museum's "Reflecting and Projecting" exhibition, the UNLV Architecture Studies Library is displaying "Unbuilt Las Vegas" and "Unbuilt UNLV". The display features twenty unbuilt AIA award submissions in Greater Las Vegas and seven unbuilt projects for UNLV. Several of the submissions are by members of the UNLV School of Architecture faculty and students.

The selection will be on display through Feb. 28. Hours for the library and more information is available at

Photo Credit:
James Turrell Ganzfeld AKHOB (Pure Water)

Admission Information

Admission to the museum is free.

Suggested contribution: $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and children.

Museum Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and state and federal holidays

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum

External Sponsor

AIA, UNLV Architecture, UNLV Galleries, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum