Kiwana T. McClung, AIA, NOMA, is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native and an assistant professor in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was educated at Southern University and A&M College and received her Master of Architecture from LSU in 2012. Kiwana has worked on a variety of architectural design and planning projects as an intern architect with Coleman Partners Architects in Baton Rouge. Her past work experience includes 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.
Kiwana is an artist who has completed several commissioned portraits for clients around the country. She serves as the faculty advisor to the UL chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students. In 2016, Kiwana was selected as the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture Award Recipient in recognition of her efforts to achieve greater diversity in curricula, school personnel, and student bodies, specifically to the incorporate the participation and contributions of historically underrepresented groups or contexts. To read more about her tremendous achievements, visit the ACSA 2015-16 Architectural Education Award Winners page.