Cyrus Peñarroyo is a Filipino-American designer and educator 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.
He is a partner of the design practice EXTENTS and an Assistant Professor at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, where he was the 2015‑16 William Muschenheim Fellow.
He has worked for offices in Chicago and New York, most recently at LTL Architects, and was Project Lead on Manual of Section (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) and Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook (ORO Editions).
Peñarroyo was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers and two Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Faculty Design Awards in 2019 and 2020. His work has been exhibited internationally, in venues including the 2019 Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture.
Peñarroyo received his B.S. in Architecture Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago and M.Arch from Princeton University.