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Marisela Thompson

Designer-in-Residence
Department(s): Architecture
Office: ARC 230
Phone: 702-895-3031
Email: marisela.thompson@unlv.edu

Biography

Marisela Thompson teaches interior architecture and healthcare design courses in the UNLV School of Architecture.  As one of the lead Interior Architecture participants in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2017  Competition she and her team developed creative, innovative, and  viable  design strategies and concepts   to support the daily physical and cognitive functioning of active aging adults. Invited presentations of her evidence based design concepts at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the International 2017 Environments for Aging Conference and the 2018 Environmental Design Research Association  Conference continue to attract public and professional interest.  Her recent honors and recognitions,among others,   include  the Fielden Medal for Design Excellence in Interior Architecture and DesignFielden Medal for Contributions of Excellence to Architectural EducationOutstanding Fine Arts Graduate in Architecture and the ARCC King Student Medal for excellence in Architectural and Environmental Design Research from the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Marisela is a passionate  advocate  of impactful  practices of interior design  that transform human lives by supporting wellness and health.  She holds a Bachelor of Science professional degree in Interior Architecture and Design and a Master of Healthcare Interior Design from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.