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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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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.

A professor and a student work to bangage the leg of a second student.
Research | September 26, 2019

For UNLV’S Healthcare Interior Design students, a major shift in population will prove the impetus for how architecture will function in the 21st century.

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus News | September 25, 2019

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

A man in a UNLV basketball jersey leans on a gold-colored Oldsmobile.
People | June 5, 2019

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.

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Architecture In The News

Boston Magazine
October 10, 2019

As the housing crisis continues to unfold across the city, some developers think they've found the perfect solution: sending everyone back to college dorms. But will the co-living developments they're building really make life better?

Desert Companion
October 4, 2019

Steffen Lehmann gets animated about a lot of things.

Realtor Magazine
October 2, 2019

Despite the allure of senior communities that offer a surfeit of amenities, such as pools, gyms, coffee bars, and cooking classes, most older adults—76 percent of Americans age 50 and older—want to remain in a home throughout their golden years, according to an AARP survey.

Voyage MIA
September 25, 2019

Today we’d like to introduce you to Milena Viana.

The past few years, I’ve gotten into exploring how to apply creative skills into special interests like designing spaces and baking pastries. I love the challenge of finding solutions within lessons of a problem, and I’ve found it imperative to find resilience in order to shift my attitude to see problems as opportunities.

Seattle Times
September 11, 2019

The word “anxiety” gets thrown around a lot these days, and I admit, I’ve been a little dismissive. I’d think to myself, “Don’t we all get nervous now and then? What’s the big deal?” Then, this year, I experienced a series of panic attacks that knocked me right off my high horse.

Gazeta Do Povo
September 3, 2019

Living in a calm, safe and relaxing place is decisive for greater life satisfaction.

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

October 7, 2019
Iman Ansari (Architecture) wrote a review of the CCA Channel, which was published in the latest issue of Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. CCA Channel is the YouTube channel of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), an international research institution based in Montreal. The review discusses the CCA Channel in the context...
August 20, 2019
Kendall Marsh, Dafne Odette, and Michael Sagun (all Architecture) pushed Top Tier initiatives through the presentation of original research at Clemson University’s International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design. Odette and Sagun presented on the development of an experimental memory-strengthening and enhancement device based...
April 10, 2019
Ray Cho (Hospitality) and Glenn Nowak (Architecture) were recently awarded a mini grant for their proposed cross-disciplinary project, Hospitality Design - Professional Project w/ Professionals' Assessments. The grant was awarded by the office of the vice provost for academic programs. 
March 12, 2019
Iman Ansari (Architecture) is featured in the latest issue of Memari Ma journal. The Winter 2019 issue includes an interview with Iman Ansari on architectural education and pedagogy, with an image of ZERO.GRAVITY featured on the cover. Ansari's ZERO.GRAVITY, a project done for NASA JPL, was also exhibited at UNLV campus during Art Walk 2018, and...
February 6, 2019
Alberto de Salvatierra (Architecture), working in conjunction with undergraduate students David Douglas (Landscape Architecture), Carley Pasqualotto (Architecture), and Kyle Saca (Architecture), was selected as a finalist in the 8th Non Architecture Competition: Learning. Their design, "UniverCITY," which called for the redensification of UNLV's...
December 14, 2018
Iman Ansari's (Architecture) work is a part of a new exhibition, the Impermanent Collection, at A+D Museum in Los Angeles. The impermanent collection is the A+D’s translation of a museum shop. It was conceived of as a means of creating a space where the lines between art and commodity can be blurred and dabbled with. The space is curated with...