Robert W. McKinney, Ed.D., NCARB, of Washington, Louisiana, served as a member of the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners for two terms totaling 12 years, including twice as president. McKinney’s service to NCARB includes volunteering on several Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) subcommittees and the NCARB Award Jury, as well as the Education, Experience, Examination, Policy Advisory, and Regional Leadership committees. He has served as secretary, treasurer, vice chair, and chair of Region 3, and he was elected as the regional director in 2019. McKinney has also represented NCARB and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) on four National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accreditation teams since 2014, serving as chair of a fifth visiting team.
McKinney has worked at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 1989, including 13 years as chair of the architecture program. McKinney served as president and director of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Louisiana Chapter and on the AIA Louisiana board of directors. He also chaired an ACSA Regional Conference and worked on the ACSA Data Committee. He has been recognized by the University of Louisiana multiple times as an Outstanding Advisor and for 30 years of outstanding service, held the Louisiana Contractors BORSF Endowed Professorship, was a fellow in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, and received an Honorable Mention in the Peterson Prize. He was also selected by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for a yearlong leadership development program. McKinney is a two-time graduate of the University of Louisiana with a B.Arch. and Ed.D., and he earned an M.Arch. from Virginia Tech. McKinney is an NCARB Certificate holder and is licensed in Louisiana.