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Karen McKinney

Karen McKinney, Adjunct Instructor
School of Architecture and Design
Office Hours: by appointment only
Architect licensed in Louisiana, employed as Adjunct Professor in School of Architecture & Design, College of the Arts, University of LA at Lafayette, and enrolled as Graduate Student in Public History. Received Bachelor of Architecture in 1988. Served eight years on the inaugural LA State Uniform Construction Code Council and as Technical Codes and Advisory Committee Chair for the council. Served as the Washington Historic District Commission Chair for seven years and continues serving as its Administrator. Teaching includes a variety of courses from first year design to tiered upper division electives including LA Architecture History and Heritage Documentation for the Historic American Buildings Survey. Completed Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation in May 2016. As graduate student in pursuit of Master of Public History degree, research has led to two submittals to the LA State Division of Historic Preservation for National Register nominations. Ongoing research and thesis include pursuit of a Multiple Property Survey on Grand Isle, LA and the influences of various ethnicities and climate on the evolution of vernacular.
Member of the American Institute of Architects, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Society of Architectural Historians, Organization of American Historians, and Phi Alpha Thea History Honor Society.