Greenspun Hall, located at the corner of Maryland Parkway and University Road, serves as the home for six of the college's departments and schools. At 120,000 square feet, this massive five-story building features an auditorium, high-definition (HD) media facilities for KUNV-FM and UNLV-TV, student media laboratories and classrooms, and faculty offices.
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The Greenspun Family
This unique building was made possible by the generosity of the Greenspun family, which has served as the Greenspun College's benefactor since the early 1990s, beginning with the founding of the Greenspun School of Communication, now the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, named in honor of Hank Greenspun, the founder and publisher of the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.
The Greenspun family then presented UNLV with a second gift to establish the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, which now houses seven departments and schools. The Greenspun family's next gift to UNLV was made to build Greenspun Hall, and in 2005, Nevada state legislators approved the use of additional state dollars to help fund the building, a $93.7 million facility that serves as the college's home today.
The groundbreaking of Greenspun Hall took place in January 2007 and was followed by a "topping off" ceremony in September, marking the final portion of concrete set into the last floor of the building. About 200 people attended the event, including the construction crew. Dean Martha Watson, who played a major role in planning the building with the architects, HKS Architects Inc. in association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, joined members of the Greenspun family and other dignitaries. Construction was completed in the summer of 2008, and faculty and staff made "the big move" to their new home in early September 2008.
In keeping with the college's mission to improve the quality of urban life, it contains several environmentally forward elements, including a photovoltaic array covering our courtyard, designed for energy conservation, and a chilled-beam heating and cooling system. Greenspun Hall will obtain a Gold Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification upon completion of the project. This certification is a point system created and monitored by the U.S. Green Building Council, with Gold Level Certification requiring the building to achieve 39 out of a possible 69 points.
Read More About Greenspun Hall (PDF)
Find out how Greenspun Hall is building the future at UNLV in UNLV Innovation magazine's spring 2008 feature article written by our own Laurel Fruth, manager of UNLV-TV.
UNLV officials join the Greenspun family at the groundbreaking in early 2007.