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Current Architecture News

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Arts and Culture | December 7, 2022

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.

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Arts and Culture | October 10, 2022

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.

Dancers with the UNLV Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

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

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Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

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People | September 20, 2022

Landscape architect and Fine Arts Alumna of the Year Cecilia Schafler finds the Mojave Desert fertile grounds when it comes to inspiration.

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People | September 20, 2022

From artist to architect, the impact UNLV had on Dwayne Eshenbaugh resulted in a lifelong devotion to his alma mater and addressing social issues.

Architecture In The News

Forbes
January 23, 2023

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.

Verywell Health
January 5, 2023

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 31, 2022

Though most desert dwellers appreciate the cooler fall and winter temperatures, these months with fewer hours of daylight can sometimes cause some people to experience seasonal affective disorder. With SAD, people may experience long periods of sadness, energy loss, weight gain, oversleeping and a loss of interest in activities they normally enjoy.

WAC
December 23, 2022

As an annual tradition of WAC, the selected books examine various topics ranging from the reuse substantial amounts of existing materials, an uncovered beauty of pools, the changing nature of workplaces to a dazzling world of modern video games and a selection of paradigmatic projects exploring synthetic-vernacular architecture in Africa.

Desert Companion
December 5, 2022

"You’ll see guys sleeping under blankets, and they won’t move for a few hours. So, you go to check on them and you realize ‘Oh, he’s dead,’” says Santiago, his face drawn, as he sits with a small group of other men on the sidewalk outside Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s main campus. He’s describing what being unhoused is like in Las Vegas — a city with increasingly extreme temperatures because of climate change and a growing homeless population, exacerbated by pandemic-related evictions and a rising cost of living. This combination of factors is leading to a startling increase of deaths among the unhoused: According to reporting done by the Review-Journal, Clark County saw an 80 percent increase in heat-related fatalities among the homeless community from 2020 to 2021.

Desert Companion
December 5, 2022

"You’ll see guys sleeping under blankets, and they won’t move for a few hours. So, you go to check on them and you realize ‘Oh, he’s dead,’” says Santiago, his face drawn, as he sits with a small group of other men on the sidewalk outside Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s main campus. He’s describing what being unhoused is like in Las Vegas — a city with increasingly extreme temperatures because of climate change and a growing homeless population, exacerbated by pandemic-related evictions and a rising cost of living. This combination of factors is leading to a startling increase of deaths among the unhoused: According to reporting done by the Review-Journal, Clark County saw an 80 percent increase in heat-related fatalities among the homeless community from 2020 to 2021.

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

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. 
October 27, 2022
Tradition-Innovations in Art, Design, and Media Education Panel Kimberly G. James (Music), Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Phillip Zawarus (Architecture), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), Adam Paul (Film), Julian Kilker (JMS), Timothy Jones (Music), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Alethea Inns (OIT), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) presented on "tradition…
October 10, 2022
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts executives in…
September 14, 2022
Steffen Lehmann (Architecture) has published a new book titled, Reimagining the Library of the Future, published by ORO Editions. Lehmann was interviewed about his book in STIRworld, an architecture, art, and design magazine.  
August 26, 2022
Dak Kopec (Architecture) published the novel "Broken Boys Beyond Friendships." The novel tells the story of three young men navigating life in the early to mid-1990s. While the content is fictional, many of the situations and circumstances are based on real-life events.  
November 8, 2021
UNLV's Team Las Vegas will be honored Nov. 9 by the Nevada Conservation League with the Green Guardian Award for their strides in renewable energy during the U.S. Department of Energy's international Solar Decathlon sustainable homebuilding competition. The award recognizes those dedicated to increasing access to a healthier and cleaner…