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The School of Architecture provides professional and continuing education in the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and design. In addition to addressing the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of general design education, the school focuses on important design issues facing Las Vegas, the state of Nevada, and the Southwest.

Current Architecture News

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Campus News | October 21, 2019

Donors are honored for their continuing support of the university and its programs.

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Arts and Culture | October 4, 2019

Co-presented by philanthropist Susan N. Houston, the College of Fine Arts hosts the free annual Art Walk to honor the Las Vegas community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

A professor and a student work to bangage the leg of a second student.
Research | September 26, 2019

For UNLV’S Healthcare Interior Design students, a major shift in population will prove the impetus for how architecture will function in the 21st century.

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus News | September 25, 2019

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Architecture In The News

Realtor Magazine
December 4, 2019

The buzz in residential real estate is all about sustainability, and the good news is there are a plethora of ways to improve the efficiency and durability of a home.

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.

Allure Magazine
November 6, 2019

Consider the times for a moment: We relax by watching Marie Kondo throw away suitcases of clothing and pantry-makeover companies get Netflix deals. So it’s pretty tempting to believe a higher consciousness (or just an air of superiority) is waiting for us after we throw away all our possessions to live humble-braggy in a well-lit loft with a citrine mortar and pestle and 24 plants.

Yahoo!
November 6, 2019

Consider the times for a moment: We relax by watching Marie Kondo throw away suitcases of clothing and pantry-makeover companies get Netflix deals. So it’s pretty tempting to believe a higher consciousness (or just an air of superiority) is waiting for us after we throw away all our possessions to live humble-braggy in a well-lit loft with a citrine mortar and pestle and 24 plants.

California EPeak
October 24, 2019

For more than 20 years, David Baird has kept a meditative practice. Every day he completes a journal entry, spending anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours on the effort. But rather than scribbling thoughts in a diary, Baird makes three pieces of art.

Las Vegas Weekly
October 23, 2019

For more than 20 years, David Baird has kept a meditative practice. Every day he completes a journal entry, spending anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours on the effort. But rather than scribbling thoughts in a diary, Baird makes three pieces of art.

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

December 3, 2019
Dafne Odette (Architecture) provided a presentation for the European Federation of Psychology Students Associations on the topic of experiential memory formation and retention through various measures that serve to trigger a memory. Her proposal went through a blind peer-review process, and there were more than 200 participants, including...
December 2, 2019
Dak Kopec (Architecture) just returned from Prague in the Czech Republic and Vilnius in Lithuania where he delivered invited presentations. In Prague he spoke to more than 200 people for the European Federation of Psychology Students Associations on the importance of design within the psychosocial therapeutic process. He then flew to Vilnius to...
October 15, 2019
Alberto de Salvatierra (Architecture), working in conjunction with undergraduate student Carley Pasqualotto (Architecture), was selected as a finalist in the 10th Non Architecture Competition: Dying. Their speculative design, "Project OSSuary," calls for the design and construction of Orbital Space Stations (OSS) in low-Earth orbit within the next...
October 7, 2019
Iman Ansari (Architecture) wrote a review of the CCA Channel, which was published in the latest issue of Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. CCA Channel is the YouTube channel of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), an international research institution based in Montreal. The review discusses the CCA Channel in the context...
August 20, 2019
Kendall Marsh, Dafne Odette, and Michael Sagun (all Architecture) pushed Top Tier initiatives through the presentation of original research at Clemson University’s International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design. Odette and Sagun presented on the development of an experimental memory-strengthening and enhancement device based...
April 10, 2019
Ray Cho (Hospitality) and Glenn Nowak (Architecture) were recently awarded a mini grant for their proposed cross-disciplinary project, Hospitality Design - Professional Project w/ Professionals' Assessments. The grant was awarded by the office of the vice provost for academic programs.