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
A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.
UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
This Research & Creative Honors Program participant looked at learning theories to build a better school design.
This Research & Creative Honors Program participant sought to design a stadium that would better serve the community.
Solar Decathlon team finishing design work on Desert Bloom house before a year of construction.
Architecture In The News
Las Vegas is the fastest-warming city in the country because of a changing climate and a heat island that grows with the community.
Temperatures have risen in almost every city in the United States since 1970, but no metropolitan area is heating up as quickly as Las Vegas.
For nearly a century, Reno took pride in being the Biggest Little City in the World. As a growth spurt brings in skyrocketing housing costs and a host of other challenges, however, some say it’s time for Reno to start thinking, well, big.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the collegiate teams that will be competing in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. Student participants work during a two-year period to design and build complete, functional houses that are powered by renewable energy and demonstrate creative solutions to current issues in the industry. Winners will be selected in the summer of 2020 in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
UNLV was one of just 11 universities worldwide chosen to compete in the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The international contest challenges university student teams to design, build and operate solar-powered homes that are energy-efficient, affordable and attractive.
It was anything but a straight line that brought the new head of UNLV’s School of Architecture to campus.