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A. de Salvatierra (Ed.)


From the foreword: Vertex was organized to showcase some of the UNLV School of Architecture’s most prominent areas of strength. Our multidisciplinary design foundation program is the initial building block that instills in students an ethos of systematic inquiry through making. Appropriately structured processes of experimentation and production using a variety of tools and media help students develop significant spatial understandings through the sequential act of drawing and making. The spatial understandings developed in the design foundation, supplemented by a culture of inquiry through making that is cultivated in our design studios, prepare our students to creatively engage in a rigorous study of relevant disciplinary subjects that range from the design of arid environments to hospitality, and from building technologies (including design-build) to healthcare interior design.

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Las Vegas (Nev.)

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UNLV School of Architecture



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Architecture; Interior decoration; Landscape architecture; Sustainable development


Architecture | Environmental Design | Interior Architecture | Landscape Architecture

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VERTEX: A Compendium of Research and Design



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