The School of Architecture offers a Master of Healthcare Interior Design professional degree (MHID) and a NAAB accredited Master of Architecture professional degree (M. Arch).
The School of Architecture capitalizes on the unique conditions provided by the city of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. The school’s faculty actively engages research in: 1. Sustainable desert climate architecture; 2. Solar and energy efficient building design; 3. Ecological land use planning; 4. Hospitality Design; 5. Environmental, historic, and socio cultural contexts ranging from the city to the building site; and 6. Design-research problem-solving approaches to neuroscience informed environmental design strategies; 7. Environmental Psychology.
The Master of Healthcare Interior Design program provides a cross-disciplinary and research/innovation-driven educational experience that is responsive to 21st century modes of professional practice in the design of health promoting and healthcare environments. The UNLV School of Architecture offers the following Healthcare Interior Design programs:
MHID (professional degree 4+2 Year Program + 48 credits)
MHID (professional degree 4+3 Year Program + 72 credits)
The M. Arch. program has the goals of developing students’ abilities to conceive and accurately represent environmentally sound and aesthetically fitting spaces at different scales and to provide a basis for understanding the consequences that these spaces have for their inhabitants, for society, and for the environment. The program supports critical thinking, design research, and paths toward licensure through award-winning faculty, world-class facilities, and a one-of-a-kind living laboratory (the Great Basin, Mojave Desert, Las Vegas, the Strip, and some of Earth’s most engaging environments). The program serves its students, the profession, the state, and a diverse global community with studies focused on the built environment of a sustainable future.
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Director
Sean Clark, MFA, Graduate Coordinator
Attila Lawrence, MHID, Graduate Coordinator
School of Architecture Faculty
School of Architecture Courses
Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Design
Master of Architecture
Master of Healthcare Interior Design