Selected Awards and Grants
Graham Foundation Individual Project Award 2021 for “Design and Making in the Trinidad Carnival: Histories, Re-imaginations, and Speculations of Computational Design Futures.”
DigitalFUTURES Young Award 2021 “for exceptional research and scholarship in the field of critical computational design.”
Mozilla Foundation Grant Award 2020, for “Black Arts + Culture: Generative Traditions with AI and Design in Carnival” with Nettrice Gaskins and Valencia James.
MRI Humanitarian Materials Initiative Award 2016 for “Material Matters: A model for the design and construction of low-cost, high-performance energy-efficient shelters in Burkina Faso, West Africa” with Robert A. Kimel.
National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) Trinidad & Tobago, Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity 2015 for “Dancing Sculptures: Exploring the Synthesis of Craft, Computation & Technology in Design and Fabrication.”
Africana Research Center Award 2014 for “Cultural Design Practices, Computation, and Design Education: Wire Bending in Trinidad & Tobago.”
Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Ideas2Innovation Award 2014 for “Trinidad Carnival: Improving Design through Computation and Digital Technology.”
Rosalia Ennis Research Award. MIT Department of Architecture 2012 for “Dancing Sculptures: Design and engineering practices in Trinidadian wire bending.”