SLEMCO/BORSF Professor in Art & Architecture II
School of Architecture and Design
Office: Fletcher Hall, Room 225
Kiwana T. McClung, Assoc. AIA, NOMA is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, and an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Kiwana has worked on a variety of architectural and planning projects as an Architectural Designer with Coleman Partners Architects LLC. in Baton Rouge, LA and emerymcclure architecture LLC. In Lafayette, LA. She has served as faculty advisor to the UL chapter of NOMAS, the student organization for National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) since 2013. In 2016, Kiwana was awarded the ACSA Diversity Achievement Award for her work with UL NOMAS and for her efforts in increasing diversity within a school of architecture and curricula. Kiwana currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she directs programming and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and Inclusion on campus and in the community.
Kiwana is heavily involved in service activity and her biggest passion is inspiring and mentoring students, especially those from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds. She is likewise invested in exploring diversity and equity issues in the built environment, higher education, and the Architecture profession, and in developing methods to counter the effects of marginalization and discrimination. Kiwana’s active research endeavors concern the socio-spatial intricacies of our increasingly globalized and multi-cultural societies and how they affect the built environment, architectural education, and the profession. Kiwana was educated at Southern University and A&M College and received her Masters of Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2012. Her past work experience includes residential renovations, numerous K-12 school renovation and master planning projects for East Baton Rouge Parish and St. Helena Parish Schools, resort hotels in the Caribbean, and various commercial retail projects around southern Louisiana.
MCCLUNG, K., RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD, COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, UL LAFAYETTE RESEARCH RECOGNITION PROGRAM [AWARD RECIPIENT]
Awarded on February 11, 2022, Louisiana Immersive technologies Enterprise, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana.
MCCLUNG, K, FRIENDS OF THE HUMANITIES FOUNDERS AWARD WINNER
Recipient; College of the Arts, Lafayette, LA; Awarded Spring 2021.
MCCLUNG, K, UL EMINENT SCHOLAR AWARD WINNER– LEADERSHIP IN SERVICE
Recipient; College of the Arts Candidate, Lafayette, LA; Awarded Spring 2021.
MCCLUNG, K. (2016). 2016 ACSA ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AWARDS.
Recipient, Diversity Achievement Award; Association of Collegiate Schools Architecture 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
WOODS, CHEYLON, KIWANA MCCLUNG, (EDITORS). THROUGH MAMA’S EYES: UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES ON SOUTHERN MATRIARCHY [BOOK]
Collection of Essays; University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, October 26, 2021
MCCLUNG, KIWANA (AUTHOR). BUILDING H.E.R. HOUSE: INTERPRETING GENDERED SPACES, VISUALIZING MATRIARCHAL AUTONOMOUS TRADITION AND THE ANECDOTAL EXPLORATION OF SOUTHERN BLACK FEMALE SPATIAL MISOGYNOIR IN LITERATURE [BOOK]
Essay in the Book Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives on Southern Matriarchy, edited by Cheylon Woods and Kiwana McClung; University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, October 26, 2021
MCCLUNG, K, DIVERSITY AND EQUITY ISSUES IN DESIGN: COURSE CREATION AS IMPETUS FOR COMPASSIONATE AND INCLUSIVE DESIGN
Paper Presentation conducted at Black Box: ACSA Association of Collegiate Schools Architecture’s 2019 Annual Meeting, March 28th – 30th, 2019.
MCCLUNG, K., SAMMONS, T., K. SMITH. THE I-49 CONNECTOR: URBAN DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED THROUGH COLLABORATION AND INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARSHIP.
Paper Publication; WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (2017), Vol 226. Pgs. 337-346. Online Source: https://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-ecology-and-the-en...
MCCLUNG, K., SARAH YOUNG (2017). BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD: COURSE CREATION THAT INSPIRES REFLECTION, INNOVATION, AND ACTIVISM IN THE BEGINNING DESIGN STUDENT.
Paper Presented at the 2017 National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Salt Lake City, UT
MCCLUNG, K., R. DAEMMRICH, O. DOUCE-MCDERMOTT. ASCENT: ELEVATING SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVES ON DESIGN JUSTICE [CURATED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN EXHIBITION]
Exhibit opened January 20, 2022, The Taylor Warehouse of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
MCCLUNG, K, SMITH, K, UL LAFAYETTE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN DIVERSITY EXHIBITION AND PROFESSIONAL AUDIT EXERCISE, CONDUCTED AT THE AIA LOUISIANA CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE
Exhibit Co-Creator; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Lafayette, Louisiana, September 24, 2021.
CLINE, T., K. MCCLUNG. (2017). MYSELF WAS FORMED: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. SoAD Minority Exhibition, February 2017, Undergraduate Research conducted by UL Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students; Fletcher Hall Gallery, College of the Arts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, laMCCLUNG, K., C. WOODS. (2017). THE GAINES CENTER PRESENTS: THROUGH MAMA’S EYES. UL Gaines Center Program and Installation for Women’s History Month, March 2017, Installation designed and built by UL Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students; Edith Garland Dupré Library Gaines Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, la
SoAD Minority Exhibition, February 2017, Undergraduate Research conducted by UL Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students; Fletcher Hall Gallery, College of the Arts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, la
ARCH 563 – Diversity and Equity in Design (Graduate)
ARCH 463 – Design and Social Equity (Undergraduate)
DSGN 480 (G) – Topics in Design: Socially Responsive and Culturally Restorative Design