Cyrus Peñarroyo is an assistant professor of architecture at U-M’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a Filipino-American designer whose work examines architecture’s entanglement with contemporary media and digital culture. More specifically, his research investigates the urbanity of the internet – how networked technologies shape urbanization and how media spheres influence built environments. Previously, he taught at Princeton University, Columbia University GSAPP, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Peñarroyo was awarded the 2019 Architectural League Prize and an ACSA Faculty Design Award Honorable Mention. His work has been exhibited at Materials & Applications in Los Angeles, Pinkcomma Gallery in Boston, The New School in New York, Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the 2014 Venice Biennale.
He worked for 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. He is a partner of the design practice EXTENTS.
M.Arch Princeton University; BS University of Illinois at Chicago.