Orlando Ridout V. Fieldwork Fellowship
Vernacular Architecture Forum, 2017
I was awarded the Orlando Ridout V. Fieldwork Fellowship for my 2017 survey season. With this award I was able to complete fieldwork at 8 sites in Virginia. At the end of my 2017 season I successfully completed fieldwork at 36 sites with a HABS-documented slave house, and 13 sites with previously undocumented slave houses, making 49 total sites surveyed.
Preservation Virginia, 2015
In October of 2015 I won the Preservation Pitch contest put on by Preservation Virginia. The award for the contest was $2,000. I used this money for my 2016 survey season which focused on Virginia slave houses. My goal was to survey 30 sites in 5 months. At the end of my survey season I surpassed my goal and surveyed 37 sites in 4 months.
Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant
New York City Center for Architecture Foundation, 2014
In 2014 I was awarded the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant from the Center for Architecture Foundation in New York City. This grant and the support of other sponsors allowed me to continue my research of the dwellings of American slavery for seven months. At the end of my 2014 Survey Season I surveyed 37 sites and 180 buildings.
Fellowship in African and African American History and Culture
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
For four years in a row (2014 – 2017) I was awarded the Fellowship in African and African American History and Culture from the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People Grant and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF). For my fellowships I worked with the Architectural Historians to digitize the entire Agricultural Buildings Project collection. I scanned over 5,000 measured drawings, fieldnotes, photographs and written reports. These scanned files are extremely valuable because the majority of them represent unpublished documents. CWF has surveyed over 700 sites in the United States. Of these over 200 sites have a domestic slave building.