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​Samantha Solano

Assistant ​Professor
Department(s): Architecture
Office: ARC 164
Phone: 702-895-0032
Email: samantha.solano@unlv.edu

Biography

Samantha Solano is an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the co-coordinator of the interdisciplinary UNLV Urban Futures Lab. Samantha is the Founder and Principal of JUXTOPOS, a research-based practice focused on unrepresented landscape narratives with a special focus on arid environments, as well as an inaugural member of the International Landscape Collaborative (ILC)—an independent think tank that seeks to position Landscape Architecture as tool for social and political transformation. Her work investigates issues of territory, agency and landscape in the global arid lands as well as developing new practices in cartographic representation. Samantha received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from UNLV and her post-professional degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.