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.