Accomplishments: School of Architecture

December 3, 2019
Dafne Odette (Architecture) provided a presentation for the European Federation of Psychology Students Associations on the topic of experiential memory formation and retention through various measures that serve to trigger a memory. Her proposal went through a blind peer-review process, and there were more than 200 participants, including instructors and students, from schools of psychology throughout Europe.
December 2, 2019
Dak Kopec (Architecture) just returned from Prague in the Czech Republic and Vilnius in Lithuania where he delivered invited presentations. In Prague he spoke to more than 200 people for the European Federation of Psychology Students Associations on the importance of design within the psychosocial therapeutic process. He then flew to Vilnius to provide a lecture to the College of Architecture on the effects of war, climate change, monuments and memorials, and sociopolitical climates on people's...
October 15, 2019
Alberto de Salvatierra (Architecture), working in conjunction with undergraduate student Carley Pasqualotto (Architecture), was selected as a finalist in the 10th Non Architecture Competition: Dying. Their speculative design, "Project OSSuary," calls for the design and construction of Orbital Space Stations (OSS) in low-Earth orbit within the next 20 years to become humankind's insurance policy against a rapidly deteriorating planet. As a finalist entry, "Project OSSuary" will be published in a...
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 of CCA's media history and the digitalization of archival material in architecture.  
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 on the convergence of neuroscience and Gestalt perceptions as the foundation for experiential memory. Data was filtered through design thinking...
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 previously at A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles.
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 campus, also was exhibited earlier this year in "Learning: Alternative Designs for Universities," an exhibition at the Boiler House at Newcastle...
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 objects by a series of rotating artists, designers, and architects. The objects are neither singular nor mass-produced, making architecture and design...
December 3, 2018
Iman Ansari (Architecture) has written a chapter, "Nature Versus Denture: An Ontology of Dental Prostheses," which has been published by Routledge as a chapter in a new book by titled Architecture and Anthropology, edited by Adam Jasper. This book attempts to locate the various points of departure that might be taken in a contemporary discussion between architecture and anthropology. The results are radical: post-colonial theory is here counterpoised to 19th-century theories of primitivism,...
August 30, 2018
Attila Lawrence (Architecture) is one of the experts quoted in the article "A Habitat for Health" that appears in the online publication "Builder." He has done translational research that operationalizes the positioning of interior design as a therapeutic modality to support health and well-being. Progressive developers and home builders embrace the evidence-based, practical guidelines for the development of design/build strategies that can support the transformation of 21st century home life...
July 30, 2018
Iman Ansari (Architecture) presented at the LoopTransport 2018 Conference. Organized by Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership (HARP), as the first HARP International Conference on Hyperloop Transportation and Related Technologies, the conference aimed to initiate and facilitate communication between scientists with expertise in areas related to the Hyperloop technology advancement. Ansari's presentation, "HYPER.STRUCTURE: Envisioning Hyperloop as an Urban Infrastructure," reviewed some of the...