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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

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.

close-up of daniel libeskind
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.

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.

Architecture In The News

Fast Company
March 13, 2020

These planes flying out of a nearby airport are a reminder of the estimated $13 billion international airport that had been planned and partially constructed on top of the seasonal wetlands native to this place.

GreenBiz
March 2, 2020

Walking along the edge of a seasonally dry lakebed on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, there is near perfect silence except for the occasional airplane that flies overhead.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 26, 2020

Sunday will mark one year that Heather Harmon has been working to give the people of Las Vegas their first standalone dedicated art museum.

Smithsonian Magazine
February 12, 2020

Walking along the edge of a seasonally dry lakebed on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, there is near perfect silence except for the occasional airplane that flies overhead.

Ensia
February 7, 2020

Walking along the edge of a seasonally dry lakebed on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, there is near perfect silence except for the occasional airplane that flies overhead.

Las Vegas Sun
January 27, 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.

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

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. 
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...