Cyrus Peñarroyo, assistant professor of architecture, has been named a 2022 - 2024 Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellow in the Spatial (architecture and design) category. Established in 1990, the fellowship supports young artists, scientists, and cultural workers. Fellows complete a residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude where they can devote themselves to their research with the benefit of material support and favorable intellectual conditions. Peñarroyo is one of 58 fellows selected from a pool of 2,903 candidates for the 2022 - 2024 period. The wide-ranging fellowship program promotes the interrelationship of art and science across disciplines.
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 was the William Muschenheim Fellow at Taubman College in 2015. Peñarroyo 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. He 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.