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
News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.
This is the first time in history that there are exclusively women of color on the board.
Robert Hersh (1987-2022), alumnus and talented architect, played an integral role in the planning and construction of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building.
A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, new collaborations, and academic achievement.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.