Glenn NP Nowak

Associate Professor of Architecture
Expertise: Hospitality Design, Entertainment Architecture, Tourist Facility Design and Development


Glenn NP Nowak, associate professor of architecture, is the founder and coordinator of the hospitality design (HD) concentration at the UNLV School of Architecture.  Since the HD Studio’s inception in fall 2010, the entertainment capital of the world has become an extension of the academic studio for students interested in collaborative explorations in design research with leaders in the hospitality industry. Additionally, Nowak has served as the graduate coordinator of the master of architecture program and serves on the board of the American Institute of Architects Las Vegas chapter and other nonprofit organizations. His work and design research often involves community-integrated projects that focus on social, environmental, and economic sustainability.  


  • Post-professional M. Arch - Cornell University
  • B. Arch - Ball State University
  • B.S. Environmental Design - Ball State University

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The Nevada Democracy Project hosts its first community listening session. Amber Renee Dixon and Naoka Foreman share what they learned from audience members. Then we explore the Sphere’s impact on the Strip in the weeks it has been open. How is it leading the way in future architect designs? And how will it change entertainment in Las Vegas?

Articles Featuring Glenn NP Nowak

The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News | October 2, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

UNLV School of Architecture professor Glenn NP Nowak
Business and Community | September 21, 2023

Hospitality design expert Glenn NP Nowak on the tech-loaded Sphere’s impact on Strip and residential architecture, and how UNLV is prepping the next generation of creators.