Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Vernelle A. A. Noel


Vernelle A. A. Noel is an architect, design scholar, artist, and founding Director of the Situated Computation + Design Lab at Georgia Tech. A former Visiting Professor at the University of Stuttgart, her research examines traditional making and digital practices, interdisciplinary creativity, and their intersections with society. Her work is thoroughly interdisciplinary with training in design computation; architecture; science, technology, and society (sts) studies; media arts, and sciences. She builds new expressions, tools, and methodologies to explore socio-cultural, and political aspects of computational design, and emerging technology for new reconfigurations of design practice, pedagogy, and publics. Dr. Noel is a recipient of the 2021 DigitalFUTURES Young Award for exceptional research and scholarship in the field of critical computational design. Her 2015 TEDx Talk is titled, “The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival.” She was a Keynote Speaker at ACADIA 2020, and has been featured on Madame Architect. Dr. Noel has been a researcher and educator at the University of Florida, Georgia Tech., Penn State, MIT, the Singapore University of Technology & Design, and has practiced as an architect in the USA, India, and Trinidad & Tobago.