Vernelle A. A. Noel

Steiner Invitation Series Speaker


Vernelle A. A. Noel is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a research scientist, computational designer, and architect who has worked in the U.S., the Caribbean, India, and Singapore, she investigates craft, computational making, and technology in vernacular design practices. Noel has presented at top academic conferences in the USA and Europe, and has been a primary reviewer for SIGGRAPH, IEEE VIS, and the NSF. Vernelle earned her Ph.D. in 2019 from Pennsylvania State University in Design Computing, with a dissertation entitled A Framework for Repairing Craft: A Case Study on Wire-Bending in Trinidad & Tobago. Prior to this, she earned an MS from MIT in 2013 in Design Computation, with research focused on computational approaches to design, digital fabrication, and CAD/CAM technologies such as 3D printing, and a B.Arch from Howard University. At CMU, she spoke with students attending the School of Architecture’s Computational Design Lecture Series program, under the direction of Professor Daniel Cardoso-Llach.