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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. Along with addressing the theoretical and practical aspects of general design education, our school focuses on the important design issues facing Las Vegas, the state of Nevada, and the Southwest.

Current Architecture News

rendering of Las Vegas F1 race pit building
People | November 14, 2023

Architect Aaron Malmedal leads the design of the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix’s pit building.

woman in front of board pinned with architecture designs
People | October 23, 2023

Surrounded by the work of her students, the architecture professor reflects on her path to UNLV and her dream to enter education.

female performing ballet outside
Arts and Culture | October 5, 2023

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.

The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News | October 2, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

UNLV School of Architecture professor Glenn NP Nowak
Business and Community | September 21, 2023

Hospitality design expert Glenn NP Nowak on the tech-loaded Sphere’s impact on Strip and residential architecture, and how UNLV is prepping the next generation of creators.

Landscape of Academic Mall on a Summer morning.
Campus News | September 19, 2023

U.S. Forest Service grant will help UNLV and partners fight climate change, hot temperatures in nation’s fastest-warming region by planting trees and expanding access to green spaces.

Architecture In The News

November 29, 2023

The plan to clean up the more than 100-year-old mine site near Lake Las Vegas to build these homes has not been without controversy.

Las Vegas Sun
November 12, 2023

Taxpayer subsidies for stadiums part of doing business, experts say

Las Vegas Sun
November 12, 2023

Taxpayer subsidies for stadiums part of doing business, experts say

November 3, 2023

The Nevada Democracy Project hosts its first community listening session. Amber Renee Dixon and Naoka Foreman share what they learned from audience members. Then we explore the Sphere’s impact on the Strip in the weeks it has been open. How is it leading the way in future architect designs? And how will it change entertainment in Las Vegas?

Archinect News
October 25, 2023

The proposal is included in a new exhibition at the Southern Utah Museum of Art that examines Brutalism’s past and future potential through seven key structures and Metro station designs. The exhibition includes Diller Scofidio + Renfro's scrapped 'Bubble' reimagining of the Hirshhorn Museum and other schemes from Gensler and students from the UNLV School of Architecture.

Smithsonian Magazine
October 16, 2023

The new Las Vegas performance venue challenges musicians and visual artists to produce content for its demanding format

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

October 18, 2023
Dak Kopec (Interior Architecture and Design) presented at Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (Germany) on the topic of Trauma Informed Design on October 16.  We live in a divided world where violence, in one form or another, dominates the daily news. With this global trend, Interior design is being called upon to provide environments that support…
August 21, 2023
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez (Architecture) has been inducted as Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). To be selected as Fellow, a member of ASES needs to be active in the society for at least 10 years and has served with distinction in the advancement of solar energy utilization by way of research, education, public service, and/or…
June 5, 2023
Jung-Hwa Kim (Architecture) delivered a virtual oral presentation for a Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania fellowship colloquium on June 5, 2023. The fellowship-awarded research, “The Design and Use of the Wanamaker’s Department Store Rooftop in Philadelphia, 1910 to the 1920s,” showed how the Wanamaker’s in…
April 11, 2023
Jung-Hwa Kim (Architecture) has been offered a 2023-2024 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The fellowship will support her project, “The Design and Use of the Wanamaker’s Department Store Rooftop in Philadelphia, 1910 to the 1920s.”
April 4, 2023
Adjunct faculty and alumna Lisa Ortega (Architecture) wrote Bill AB131, which calls for the state to have an Urban and Community Forestry program.  It has passed Assembly, and is on its way to the Senate for consideration.  Read more about the Bill on the State legislature website or at the Reno Gazette Journal.…
January 12, 2023
Junghwa Kim (Landscape Architecture) and colleagues recently published an article, "The Contents of Namsan Park Records at the Seoul Metropolitan Archives," in the Journal of the Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture.