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Cyrus Peñarroyo

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Cyrus Peñarroyo is a Filipino-American designer and educator whose work examines the urbanity of the Internet – how networked technologies shape urbanization and how media spheres influence built environments. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where he was the William Muschenheim Fellow in 2015. He was a Visiting Critic at Syracuse University in 2020 and also taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Peñarroyo was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers in 2019, ACSA Faculty Design Awards in 2019 and 2020, and other honors. His work has been exhibited in international venues, including the 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen, The Parsons School of Design in New York, and Materials & Applications in Los Angeles. Peñarroyo’s book Shaped Places of Carroll County New Hampshire, co-authored with McLain Clutter, was published by ORO Editions in 2022.

Peñarroyo received a B.S. in Architecture Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.Arch from Princeton University. Before Taubman College, he worked at LTL Architects and Office for Metropolitan Architecture in New York and Bureau Spectacular in Chicago. He was Project Lead on Manual of Section, published by Princeton Architectural Press and Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook, published by ORO Editions. He is a partner in the Ann Arbor-based design practice EXTENTS, with McLain Clutter.

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