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Edward A. Vance, FAIA

Founder & CEO | Principal

"Architecture is the most public form of art and we as architects have the privilege of being artists along with the duty to improve the lives of those who use our buildings."

Edward A. Vance, FAIA, is a distinguished architect with a reputation for design excellence.  Since 1980 Mr. Vance has gained invaluable experience in the profession, benefitting his practice, clients, the community, and the architecture profession.  Mr. Vance is licensed in seven states and is NCARB certified.  His work has transcended architecture in the commercial, healthcare, and hospitality market sectors throughout the region.  Mr. Vance’s work has led to numerous design awards and significant commissions.


Mr. Vance has collaborated with regional and national design firms contributing to the quality of architecture in Las Vegas.  His hospitality project designs have changed the city skyline and provided unique visitor experiences and competitiveness for his clients.  His design for healthcare projects incorporates evidence-based design, holistic design, and the latest in patient care practices.  Mr. Vance is at the forefront of commercial office design leading the way for sustainable, technologically advanced planning and design of Class A and Industrial office campuses of the future.



2019, Chancellor, AIA College of Fellows

2018, Vice Chancellor, AIA College of Fellows

2017, Secretary, AIA College of Fellows

2014, AIA WMR Silver Medal

2014, Elected to AIA College of Fellows

2012, Richard Upjohn Fellow

2006, AIA Nevada Silver Medal

2001, AIA Nevada Service Award

2001, President AIA Nevada

1999, President AIA Las Vegas

1998, AIA NV Young Architect Citation



American Institute of Architects, AIA

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, NAIOP

Past Vice President and Board Trustee, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum

Past Executive Board Member, Boy Scouts of America

Past Nevada State Coordinator, NCARB’s Intern Development Program



1981, Bachelor of Architecture, NDSU

1979, Foreign Study, Western Europe

1979, Bachelor of Arts, NDSU


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