Making Time

Diversity and Undergraduate Education


  • Thomas Cline University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • Kiwana McClung University of Louisiana Lafayette


In this paper, the authors discuss specific undergraduate research initiatives and projects that address the disparities faced by women and people of color, while also integrating diverse perspectives into a previously one-sided architectural discourse. More acutely, these initiatives link neatly back to concepts generally espoused in architectural education, like experiential learning, the temporal expression of space and architecture as socio-cultural expression. The authors seeks to convey that the way to address diversity issues in their institution is by making time for them.