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School of Architecture News

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

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Students work hands-on with design project.
Campus News | March 31, 2022

Architecture students get hands on with tile design and showcase their furniture at major convention.

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine graduates line up to cross the commencement stage
Campus News | December 30, 2021

A collection of 2021 headlines highlighting medical school milestones, a steady stronghold on diversity and research rankings, student success, and media mentions featuring faculty experts.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

A man in a faun costume peers through a 3D printer
Campus News | November 10, 2021

Lied Library’s Makerspace has let students dive into DIY projects. With more facilities on the way, UNLV is creating a pipeline for students to take their ideas from dorm-room dream to mass-produced products.

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

Architecture In The News

Yahoo!
June 16, 2022

Having bright colours and greenery in our cities can make people happier and calmer, according to an unusual experiment involving virtual reality headsets.

Guardian
June 16, 2022

Researchers in France used virtual reality to test the impact of tweaks made to urban settings

The Crime Report
June 9, 2022

The popular image of a prison, informed by movies and TV series like Orange is the New Black, is something close to a zoo, where individuals deemed too dangerous to be allowed to roam free in society are caged like animals.

New York Times
May 21, 2022

In the Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, a large and tasteful home becomes an object of infatuation.

Furniture Today
March 31, 2022

The Las Vegas Design Center, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, will host its first-ever career day for interior design students, offering a full day of networking and free educational seminars on April 8.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 21, 2022

Eric Strain founded his Las Vegas architecture firm, assemblageSTUDIO, on April Fool’s Day in 1997. It was the perfect time, he says: “Nobody thought this thing would last.” A maverick architect leaving the comfort of a local blue-chip firm to advocate for desert-appropriate modern architecture? In a town where sophisticated design was the volcano at The Mirage and red-tile Mediterranean knockoffs grew like weeds across the valley? The famed interior designer Roger Thomas urged him to start a firm in Los Angeles if he wanted respect and work in Vegas

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

November 8, 2021
UNLV's Team Las Vegas will be honored Nov. 9 by the Nevada Conservation League with the Green Guardian Award for their strides in renewable energy during the U.S. Department of Energy's international Solar Decathlon sustainable homebuilding competition. The award recognizes those dedicated to increasing access to a healthier and cleaner…
November 5, 2021
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez (Architecture) received the 2021 Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award from the American Solar Energy Society, which recognizes leaders in architecture and design who have made outstanding contributions related to the use of solar, low-energy, and sustainable design strategies. This award recognizes Fernandez…
May 14, 2021
Dak Kopec (Architecture) recently released the solo-authored textbook Person Centered Health Care Design published by Routledge. With more than 400 references and approximately 42 health conditions, this textbook is intended to assist architects and interior designers develop and design homes and public buildings based on individual health needs.…
April 8, 2021
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones, Phillip Zawarus, Sean Slattery, Olga Townsend, Genevieve Tremblay, Francisco Menendez, Adam Paul (all Fine Arts), Althea Inns, Ted Weisman (OIT), and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) contributed to a national online conversation about Envisioning a Post-pandemic Future for Arts and Media Higher Education…
January 25, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi, Rajarshi Ghimire, Seungtaek Lee (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jin-Yeol Lee (Architecture), with Yong-Cheol Lee at the Louisiana State University, published a paper, "Combined Application of 4D BIM Schedule and an Immersive Virtual Reality on a Modular Project: UNLV Solar Decathlon Case," in the …
December 10, 2020
Jaclyn Roth (Architecture) recently received the AIA Nevada Academic Design Excellence Award. She is a sixth-year graduate student.