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Current Architecture News

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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.

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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.

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People | September 9, 2022

In her long tenure as president, Carol C. Harter broke down barriers while building up UNLV's status as a research institution.

Architecture In The News

Las Vegas Sun
October 10, 2022

Boulder City is spending $1.9 million in federal grant money to dim the city’s street lights, cut down on light pollution and lure star gazers.

Wall Street Journal
September 26, 2022

Though Charleston has a long tradition of outdoor garden rooms, Mr. Gardner says he’s fielding more client requests for them than ever. “People want privacy and they yearn for definition,” he said.

Stir World
September 8, 2022

Ask an architect to name one or a few favourite buildings and surely a library will be on that list. Stockholm Public Library by Gunnar Asplund, Kahn's Exeter Academy Library in New Hampshire, or Seattle Central Library by Rem Koolhaas represent just a few much-celebrated imaginative examples of what a library building could be. Along with such building types as museums and theaters, libraries have become architects’ most desired public commissions to advance their thinking and experimentation. And unlike museums and theaters, libraries are free to visit and, curiously, finding one’s favourite book may be just one of a hundred different reasons for going to a modern-day library. I may step into my own neighbourhood library, the Queens Public Library at Hunters Point in Long Island City simply to extend my regular walk along the East River or to meet a friend to admire this Steven Holl-designed space together before going elsewhere. It is the intriguing section of this 2019 building that architect and educator Steffen Lehmann placed on the cover of his new book Reimagining the Library of the Future published by ORO Editions.

July 7, 2022

Climate change threatens almost every aspect of our lives.

Nevada Independent
July 3, 2022

Houses surrounding a cul-de-sac and areas of neatly trimmed grass form an idyllic suburban neighborhood, with enough room for parked cars, a fire pit and maybe even a community gym or play area.

June 16, 2022

Having bright colours and greenery in our cities can make people happier and calmer, according to an unusual experiment involving virtual reality headsets.

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Recent Architecture Accomplishments

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…
November 5, 2021
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez (Architecture) received the 2021 Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award from the American Solar Energy Society, which recognizes leaders in architecture and design who have made outstanding contributions related to the use of solar, low-energy, and sustainable design strategies. This award recognizes Fernandez…