British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies, 2011.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, Cambridge, MA, 2011-12.
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Fellowship and scholar-in-residence, 2007-08.
Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO), Cairo, Chercheur Associé, 2007-08.
Allianz Guest Professorship, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Spring 2007.
La Chaire de L’Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris, Jan-Feb 2003.
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Fellowship, Cairo, Egypt, 1999-2000.
Visitor, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Spring 1997.
The J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and Humanities, 1993-94.
The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Award (HASS), MIT, 1992-93.
The Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award, Humanities Section, The Middle East Studies Association (MESA), 1991.
Aga Khan Award for Architectural Studies, MIT, 1985-90.
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Fellowship, Cairo, Egypt, 1988-89.
McGuirre Award, Best Design for a Solar House, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning (GSAUP), UCLA, 1983.