In The News: School of Architecture
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the collegiate teams that will be competing in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. Student participants work during a two-year period to design and build complete, functional houses that are powered by renewable energy and demonstrate creative solutions to current issues in the industry. Winners will be selected in the summer of 2020 in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
UNLV was one of just 11 universities worldwide chosen to compete in the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The international contest challenges university student teams to design, build and operate solar-powered homes that are energy-efficient, affordable and attractive.
It was anything but a straight line that brought the new head of UNLV’s School of Architecture to campus.
Last month, second-year students at the UNLV School of Architecture gathered to present a beguiling exhibit of their work for the semester. Demonstrative Architecture: Apotheosis of the Unfamiliar is not an exhibit of buildings with a program, but something far more ethereal. Students explored a variety of forms and ideas in wood, cardboard, and glycerine. They then tried to translate these forms into structures that suggested not a building program but an emotional state.
Las Vegas, it’s fair to say, is not known for its architectural splendor.
At 5 a.m. Sunday, UNLV sophomore Roxayna Pais and her make-a-thon team huddled inside the school of architecture, piecing together bits of foam boards and typing the finishing touches to lines of code.
Experts weigh in on the value of proper design in a healthy home and apply it to the BUILDER KB Home ProjeKt.
A local woman is paving the way for other young women in Nevada. She's a Project 150 scholarship student who got accepted into a prestigious Ivy League program in a field dominated mainly by men.
It’s a puzzle that government officials and professionals in the architecture and engineering fields are trying to solve: gameday parking at the future site of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium.
Should builders view net zero energy as a standard instead of an aspiration? As populations age, will future homeowners rely more on voice-controlled devices to manage systems like heating, cooling, and lighting? Can modular, flexible design and construction provide answers to suburban neighborhoods that are facing growing densities? Will precast concrete emerge as the building material of choice for housing construction in a world increasingly threatened by the ravages of climate change?
Aptus, a leading architecture firm based in Las Vegas, has been awarded the 2017 AIA NEVADA FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD! The award was presented to Aptus at the annual awards and holiday celebration on December 13th, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott Valencia Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 1857, the AIA (American Institute of Architects) has over 90,000 members across nearly 300 local chapters. It provides licensed architects with a society of similarly minded individuals with the goal of improving the field of architecture and requiring its members to adhere to the highest ethical standards.
On a recent morning at this training ground for a new breed of interior designers, a lesson in empathy came in the form of a badminton game.