Cyrus Peñarroyo

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Ann Arbor, MI, US


2022, 2023


Mar 2023 - Oct 2023

Photo: Tommy Kha

Born in Kansas City/US in 1987.

Cyrus Peñarroyo is a Filipino-American designer and educator whose work examines the urbanity of the Internet, namely, the social, political, and material relations cultivated by networked technologies. Peñarroyo received a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago/US (2010) and an M.A. from Princeton University New Jersey/US (2013).

He is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture in Ann Arbor/US and a partner in the design practice EXTENTS. He has taught at other US institutions, including Syracuse University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to teaching, he worked at Bureau Spectacular in Chicago and for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and LTL Architects in New York/US.

Peñarroyo works creatively through different formats, including publications, multimedia installations, speculative design proposals and competition entries. His work has been exhibited at international venues and received several awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. Most recently, his book Shaped Places of Carroll County New Hampshire, co-authored with McLain Clutter, was published by ORO Editions.

Photo: Tommy Kha