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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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Campus News | May 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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Campus News | May 3, 2023

This is the first time in history that there are exclusively women of color on the board.

Robert Hersh
UNLV History | February 22, 2023

Robert Hersh (1987-2022), alumnus and talented architect, played an integral role in the planning and construction of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building.

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Campus News | February 10, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, new collaborations, and academic achievement.

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Arts and Culture | December 7, 2022

The event, to be held March 21, honors those who have made a significant impact in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

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Arts and Culture | October 10, 2022

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

Bored Panda
May 11, 2023

Today we have gathered some of the best examples of design that alleviates life with and for children. Whether it’s something that helps parents to handle their little ones, or solutions that aid the kids themselves, these people knew exactly what would come in handy for one of the two groups. Their ingenious designs cover everything from tiny doors to playtime areas at the dentist’s, and much more.

May 8, 2023

Nestled in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Public School 41 differs from its neighboring buildings in a way that’s both profound and only visible from above. Unlike the flat, gray roofs adorning other structures on the street, the school’s roof is a bright, verdant green. Covered in native plants, the vegetation provides an unlikely urban haven for birds and insects. It also acts as a natural stormwater control system and reduces the building’s carbon footprint. When the school’s students were asked how the roof made them feel, they said “free.”

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 19, 2023

Evidence shows the Las Vegas Metro is the fastest-warming city in the entire US. A new heat map was just completed by volunteers working with the RTC to show which areas of the valley are the hottest. Dr. Steffen Lehmann, a professor of architecture and urbanism at UNLV, has researched how excessive heat impacts the city for decades and met with FOX5 to break down the impacts of the urban heat island effect.

Inside Climate News
April 2, 2023

As Nevada and other Western states look to spread out across more federal land, environmentalists and advocates of “smart growth” worry about sustainability, sprawl, water and climate change.

January 23, 2023

The Las Vegas area is home to over 200 assisted living communities, but to find the best fit for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to consider your care needs and budget, as well as your lifestyle, interests and comfort level with group activities. Here’s an overview of assisted living options in Las Vegas to jumpstart your search.

Verywell Health
January 5, 2023

Billions of dollars a year are spent to build healthcare facilities in the United States. Considering how much money is poured into constructing hospitals, little is known about how hospital room designs affect patient outcomes.

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

April 11, 2023
Jung-Hwa Kim (Architecture) has been offered a 2023-2024 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The fellowship will support her project, “The Design and Use of the Wanamaker’s Department Store Rooftop in Philadelphia, 1910 to the 1920s.”
April 4, 2023
Adjunct faculty and alumna Lisa Ortega (Architecture) wrote Bill AB131, which calls for the state to have an Urban and Community Forestry program.  It has passed Assembly, and is on its way to the Senate for consideration.  Read more about the Bill on the State legislature website or at the Reno Gazette Journal.…
January 12, 2023
Junghwa Kim (Landscape Architecture) and colleagues recently published an article, "The Contents of Namsan Park Records at the Seoul Metropolitan Archives," in the Journal of the Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture. 
October 27, 2022
Tradition-Innovations in Art, Design, and Media Education Panel Kimberly G. James (Music), Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Phillip Zawarus (Architecture), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), Adam Paul (Film), Julian Kilker (JMS), Timothy Jones (Music), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Alethea Inns (OIT), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) presented on "tradition…
October 10, 2022
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts executives in…
September 14, 2022
Steffen Lehmann (Architecture) has published a new book titled, Reimagining the Library of the Future, published by ORO Editions. Lehmann was interviewed about his book in STIRworld, an architecture, art, and design magazine.