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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

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People | September 9, 2020

Coming to UNLV at a most unusual time, President Keith E. Whitfield remains undaunted and ready to make his mark as a Rebel.

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Arts and Culture | April 15, 2020

Each weekly episode focuses on a different art theme.

Arts and Culture | February 26, 2020

Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

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Arts and Culture | February 3, 2020

Libeskind is famously known for the design and completion of the Jewish Museum in Berlin that opened in 2001 and for the master plan for Ground Zero in NYC.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

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

Architecture In The News

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August 21, 2020

There are few cities in the world that fascinate architecture lovers as much as Brasília, the Brazilian capital built from nothing over an impressively short five-year span in the mid-20th century.

Yahoo!
August 21, 2020

There are few cities in the world that fascinate architecture lovers as much as Brasília, the Brazilian capital built from nothing over an impressively short five-year span in the mid-20th century.

Architectural Digest
August 21, 2020

There are few cities in the world that fascinate architecture lovers as much as Brasília, the Brazilian capital built from nothing over an impressively short five-year span in the mid-20th century. When it was inaugurated in 1960, it was unlike any other city in the world, with a radical, artistic urban plan by Lúcio Costa, striking edifices by Oscar Niemeyer, and its avant-garde landscape design by Roberto Burle Marx.

Managed Healthcare Executive
August 21, 2020

Patients probably won’t be flipping through issues of People and Reader’s Digest in waiting rooms this fall or even next year. The magazines will disappear, as may the decor and soft lighting that are supposed to keep patients relaxed. To keep patients and staff safe from COVID-19, many hospitals, clinics and medical practices are currently directing patients to wait in their cars before their doctor appointments.

Urban Land
July 6, 2020

The open-air spaces, soft colors, and diffused natural light at First Place Apartments in Phoenix and the Delores Project in Denver could transfer to almost any contemporary residential space. Their welcoming tones demonstrate a mass appeal. More important, though, those design elements also offer a lifeline to traumatized individuals trying to gain a foothold on life.

Architectural Digest
July 6, 2020

Like many other New Yorkers, I have spent more than three months holed up inside a tiny apartment. As much as I love my city, I can’t help but daydream about what it would be like to have my own home: specifically, my own historic home with plenty of period-specific details. That’s where the Cheap Old Houses Instagram account comes into the picture.

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

September 10, 2020
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez (Architecture) and his involvement with CarbonPositive RESET! have led to the UNLV School of Architecture being the only academic institution to be a partner, along with the American Institute of Architects and more than 15 of the top global architecture and construction firms, being part of a global teach-in to showcase...
August 12, 2020
Dak Kopec (Architecture) was invited by Anant National University in Gujarat, India to present on the topic of design as a supporter and detractor to mental health and well-being on August 15th. The event is sponsored by Ashoka Center for Well Being in Gujarat, India with the intention to inspire people to have conversations with each other and to...
May 26, 2020
Steffen Lehmann (Architecture) has been selected as one of the "Top 100 Leaders in Education" — an award to be conferred at the Global Forum For Education and Learning (GFEL) conference, which will take place in Las Vegas next month. The awardees were judged on the following five parameters: overall reach, industry impact, spirit of innovation,...
February 4, 2020
Dak Kopec (Architecture) coauthored a chapter in Eric Rossen's second edition book Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students. Kopec coauthored the chapter with Davis Harte of the Boston Architectural College, in Boston. In the chapter, "Design as the Missing Variable in Trauma Informed Schools," they discuss the relationship between students'...
January 22, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) are participating in an exhibition titled Existing in Thought, which is on display through March 4 at Winchester Cultural Center gallery. The exhibit features 42 works of art by 34 selected artists. Russian-born guest curator Valentin Yordanov has exhibited...
January 17, 2020
Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) had a work of art selected for the juried group art exhibition, Existing in Thought, which will be on display at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery in Las Vegas through Feb. 6.