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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

unlv solar decathlon team during construction
Campus News | April 20, 2021

Multidisciplinary student team overcame 2020 pandemic obstacles and competition delays to win first in the operations and presentation categories, and second place for innovation and energy.

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Business and Community | April 15, 2021

From the Solar Decathlon to student scholarships, Commercial Roofers helps students rise to demands of challenging field.

a student wearing a face mask, hard hat and safety vest operates a table saw
Business and Community | March 26, 2021

After pandemic delays, about 50 students on Team Las Vegas gear up for UNLV's third showdown in the international Solar Decathlon sustainable homebuilding competition.

Arts and Culture | January 12, 2021

This year, the university honors both 2020 and 2021 recipients - and the line-up of Las Vergas luminaries couldn't be brighter!

medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Architecture In The News

Las Vegas Sun
May 3, 2021

As Southern Nevada continues to struggle in the grip of an ongoing drought, water officials have asked the state Legislature to consider banning ornamental grass.

Vegas Inc
May 3, 2021

As Southern Nevada continues to struggle in the grip of an ongoing drought, water officials have asked the state Legislature to consider banning ornamental grass.

Las Vegas Business Press
April 27, 2021

A team of students and faculty from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas competed against eight other international university teams during a Solar Decathlon Build Challenge from April 16-18.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 26, 2021

A team of students and faculty from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas competed against eight other international university teams during a Solar Decathlon Build Challenge from April 16-18. The UNLV team placed third in the contest, that was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2021

A UNLV team took third place in a U.S. Department of Energy challenge to design and build a home powered by solar energy.

Forbes
April 20, 2021

One team at the Solar Decathlon this year was particularly focused on a very important community - those military veterans returning home from wartime trauma with symptoms of PTSD. Nevada is reported to have 200,o00 veterans living in the State, making their project particularly relevant. The University of Las Vegas’ Mojave Bloom provides “a healing oasis in the middle of the harsh Mojave Desert through a calculated polyphony of sensory experiences.”

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

April 8, 2021
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones, Phillip Zawarus, Sean Slattery, Olga Townsend, Genevieve Tremblay, Francisco Menendez, Adam Paul (all Fine Arts), Althea Inns, Ted Weisman (OIT), and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) contributed to a national online conversation about Envisioning a Post-pandemic Future for Arts and Media Higher Education...
January 25, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi, Rajarshi Ghimire, Seungtaek Lee (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jin-Yeol Lee (Architecture), with Yong-Cheol Lee at the Louisiana State University, published a paper, "Combined Application of 4D BIM Schedule and an Immersive Virtual Reality on a Modular Project: UNLV Solar Decathlon Case," in the ...
December 10, 2020
Jaclyn Roth (Architecture) recently received the AIA Nevada Academic Design Excellence Award. She is a sixth-year graduate student.
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...