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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

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

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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.

Architecture In The News

Wall Street Journal
November 23, 2020

So many millennials are working from home. But it’s hard to spend money on a place we don’t own.

Zippia
November 19, 2020

Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market.

Yahoo!
November 12, 2020

Families are undoubtedly cautious about celebrating Thanksgiving this year as the country’s coronavirus pandemic hits scary new heights. But updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer clarity.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 31, 2020

To the uninformed observer stopping by University of Nevada, Las Vegas architecture professor Dak Kopec’s Health in the Built Environment course, the class may look like a lot of fun and games. Students with hula hoops around their waists try to navigate narrow spaces. Others move around the room wearing glasses that produce tremendous glare and compromise their vision.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 24, 2020

Autumn in the Las Vegas Valley is an odd time when desert dwellers make statements about enjoying “cool” weather that may wander into the 80s or 90s; meanwhile, the rest of the country grapples with temperatures that brush up against freezing point. With our version of “cool” weather officially here, many of us yearn for that true autumn feel experienced, say, in Chicago, New York or somewhere else in the Midwest or East Coast.

Casa Vogue
October 11, 2020

The real estate market identifies major demand for spacious properties and homes in high standard condominiums in the interior since the beginning of the pandemic. Are we experiencing an urban exodus?

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

November 3, 2020
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones (both Music), Louis McDonald (Art History), Olga Townsend (BFA student), Francisco Menendez (Film), Adam Paul (Theatre), Joshua Vermillion (Architecture), Phil Zawarus (Landscape Architecture), Sean Slattery, Michael Fong (both Art), Gil Kaupp (Music Technology), Julian Kilker (Journalism & Media Studies), and...
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...