School of Architecture
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez is a Professor of Architecture and Director of the Natural Energies Advanced Technologies (NEAT) Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Alfredo has been the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards, such as the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Nevada Professor of the Year, UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teacher Award, UNLV Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award, the Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teacher Award, and the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
Alfredo’s research interests include sustainable development; passive and low-energy heating and cooling systems for buildings; and the design of building-integrated water harvesting, treatment and reuse systems. He has published extensively on these subjects and has also presented several passive heating and cooling professional workshops at various national conferences. Alfredo is a lifetime member of the American Solar Energy Society and his research has been recognized with awards like the U.S. Green Building Council-Nevada Chapter Leadership in Research Award and the Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Best Architectural Research Paper of the Year Award.
Alfredo received his B.Arch. in 1993 from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, his Specialist in Solar Architecture degree in 1996 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and his M.Arch. in 1999 from the University of Oregon.