Eric Weber

Associate Professor in Architecture
Expertise: Architecture, Construction

Biography

Eric Weber is an associate professor with UNLV's School of Architecture. He also serves as coordinator of the UNLV Design+Build Studio -- a rigorous, hands-on program that teaches building technology courses and seminars, enabling fourth-year and graduate students to explore conceptual and theoretical genesis for material selection and detailing, furniture design, and temporary installation design/fabrication. .

As a researcher, Weber focuses on architectural design, construction technologies, and interior construction and detailing.

In 2013, he was the faculty advisor for Team Las Vegas, UNLV’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's international Solar Decathlon student competition, which finished 2nd overall and as the first-place U.S. team.  He will again serve as faculty advisor for UNLV's entry in Solar Decathlon 2020.

Weber's work has been recognized by publications including the International Conference on the Constructed Environment, The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, and Vegas Magazine

Education

  • M.S., Architecture, Arizona State University
  • B.S. Architecture, Arizona State University

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Eric Weber In The News

Las Vegas Sun
January 25, 2020
Not so long ago, when the world was still analog, architecture students came into college already having some experience building things. Previous generations took shop classes or tinkered in their parents’ garage. Today, students possess excellent computer skills, but they are less likely to have a tangible connection to the physical world, according to UNLV associate professor of architecture Eric Weber.
Nevada Capital News
November 14, 2019
To compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is an accomplishment in itself. The worldwide submission and selection process is demanding and keen. A team from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) was selected to compete in 2013 and again in 2017. In 2020, UNLV is 1 of only 10 universities in the world to participate in the biennial Design Build Challenge.
KNPR News
August 28, 2019
It was hard to miss last week’s RTC Clean Energy and Transportation Summit. Along with elected officials, utility executives and regulators, businesspeople, union representatives, and academics, there were electric buses parked out front.
Las Vegas Review Journal
October 25, 2013
That UNLV students were selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon against teams from elite private institutions such as Stanford University, the University of Southern California and the California Institute of Technology was an accomplishment by itself. Then UNLV went and beat them all.

Articles Featuring Eric Weber

A glass exterior wall faces a wood-lined hallway opposite an interior wall covered in plant life.
Business and CommunityApril 30, 2019
Solar Decathlon team finishing design work on Mojave Bloom house before a year of construction.
conceptual image of Team Las Vegas' 2020 Solar Decathlon home entry
Business and CommunityFebruary 5, 2019
Students will build sustainable home of healing for military veterans as they compete against international teams in U.S. Department of Energy contest.