NOVUS Architecture (NOVUS) is a full-service design firm located in Las Vegas, Nevada founded in 2009 by Dwayne R. Eshenbaugh, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C. The award winning Nevada registered firm offers architecture, interiors, planning, and sustainability services to an esteemed group of like-minded clients. The firm’s diverse and comprehensive portfolio includes over 200 projects from the Commercial, Higher Education, Hospitality, and Public Works market sectors. NOVUS is a 100% CVE Certified Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Tier 1 Certified Emerging Small Business (ESB) in the State of Nevada.

The entire team at NOVUS Architecture strives to achieve the highest level of professionalism and design excellence when collaborating with their clients on their meaningful projects. NOVUS fully embraces the fact that successful architecture is dependent upon the contributions and ideas of many invested stakeholders, and we welcome, and listen to input offered by all. We are committed to fiscally and environmentally responsible architecture and work creatively to integrate the principals of sustainable design into all of our firm’s work. Lastly, we value relationships and will cultivate meaningful relationships that transcend everyday business while enhancing our live, work, play (and learning) environments.

NOVUS Architecture is currently licensed in: Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.  

“Our practice utilizes a collaborative, engaging, multi-disciplinary and rational problem solving approach to design. The fundamental focus of our approach is design excellence, where we organize and focus the efforts of our entire team to design projects that:

  • ​are appropriate to time, place, and function
  • are functionally based and user driven
  • respond to leading technologies and best practices
  • strive to meet the highest standards of design, code, energy, and accessibility
  • most importantly, meet our client's budgets and schedules

Dwayne R. Eshenbaugh, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

The  NOVUS Architecture Team



NOVUS Architecture ​CONNECT​S with forward-thinking leaders and creatives to collaborate on exciting, diverse and meaningful projects.


NOVUS Architecture CREATES sustainable and dynamic live, work, play and learning environments sensitive to time and place.


NOVUS Architecture ​CULTIVATES lasting and meaningful relationships that transcend everyday business and simply do more.​


Dwayne R. Eshenbaugh
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C Principal, Director of Design
Dwayne serves as the firm’s Principal in Charge and Design Principal where he synthesizes his 25 years of leadership and experience into each unique project. Dwayne has generated a diverse body of work, ranging from small boutique hospitality projects to large scale higher education projects – and everything in between. The common thread of his work is the incessant and disciplined quest for design excellence. Dwayne was 2019 President of AIA Las Vegas and is 2020 President of AIA Nevada.
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Marco Gonzale​z
Associate AIA, NCARB Associate, Senior Project Manager
With a Master's Degree in Architecture and Business Administration, Marco is a well-rounded member of our firm and someone who is always watching the bottom line. His project management style is comprehensive and rooted in the details of every project, from start to finish. During the construction phase of a project, Marco works collaboratively with the general contractor to ensure the design is executed and quality achieved.
Phillip K. Thompson
Associate AIA, NEWH, Senior Project Manager
Phil is a Senior Project Manager in the firm and brings over 25 years of experience in architecture, real estate development, and project management. Phil is very organized, personable, and leads our project teams through all phases of the design process from programming through construction Administration. Phil is also Business Development Director and works closely with the Firm's Principal to generate new business and build strong client relationships.
Edgar Gutierrez
NEWH President-Elect, Associate AIA, Designer
Edgar is the designer who knows the product reps and where to find the unique resources for our interior design projects. Throughout the duration of each project, Edgar works with the design team and is keenly focused on interior design. Edgar's enthusiasm is contageous and he's just down right fun to collaborate with. Edgar is 2020 NEWH President.
Kevin Graf
Associate AIA, NEWH, Project Manager
Kevin is a seasoned Project Manager with a passion for developing complex technical drawings and specifications while maintaining the design intent of each project under his management. His diverse project experience, technical expertise and building code knowledge are some of the assets he brings to the firm.
Jose Ruiz
Job Captain
Mr. Ruiz is a licensed Architect in Mexico and is now pursuing licensure in the U.S.through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Jose (JP) has a strong design philosophy rooted in authenticity and sense of place which he applies critically to his work. JP has a broad skill set and is the firm's Building Information Manager (BIM) where he is guiding the firm's transition from AutoCAD Architecture to REVIT.
Alexandra Astasio
NEWH, Job Captain
After earning her architecture degree in Nicaragua and following her dream to practice in the U.S., Ms. Astasio is now working on NCARB licensure in the U.S. Alexa continues to demonstrate a strong desire to learn and develop the technical skills required to be an integral member of our team.
Jorge Diaz
Associate AIA, Job Captain
Jorge is completing his Master's Degree in Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) while working for our firm as a Job Captain. By blending the academic and practical environments, Jorge is learning at a fast pace and putting his skills into action while under the supervision of senior members of the firm. Jorge will graduate in the Spring of 2020 and transition to a full-time employee of the firm.
Elena Armendariz
Interior Design Emerging Professional
Ms. Armendariz joined NOVUS Architecture in October of 2019 and is working with the firm's Interior Design team. Elena is enrolled in the Interior Design program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Architecture and has completed her second year. Elena assists the team with design presentations, FF&E selections and specifications.
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Shop Dog
​Leo is the firm's "Shop-Dog" and shows up to the office occasionally. Obviously, Leo doesn't work for the firm, but you can! NOVUS Architecture is always looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join the NOVUS Team. If you are interested in joining our award wining firm and meet our qualifications, please send your resumes and portfolios to connect@novusarchitecture.com for consideration.