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E X T E N T S is an Ann Arbor-based design practice that believes in mining the myriad ways that media and digital culture affect architecture and the built environment. Working across scales, we design installations and buildings; city blocks and geologic objects. In each project, our design approach is committed to manipulating digital culture in yield of novel material strategies, new spatial possibilities, and venues for vital public engagement. In doing so, we seek to renew architecture’s role as a medium of collectivity and common experience for diverse, contemporary, mediated audiences. The practice is led by McLain Clutter and Cyrus Peñarroyo, faculty members at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning.

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McLain Clutter is an architect, author, and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Clutter’s work focuses on the role of architecture within the multidisciplinary milieu of contemporary urbanism, and the interrelations between architecture and media culture. His essays have been featured in Grey Room, Thresholds, MONU, 306090, the Journal of Architectural Education, Plat, The Avery Review, ARPA Journal, the edited volume Formerly Urban: Projecting Rustbelt Cities, and other publications. He has exhibited work and participated in conferences  internationally. Clutter’s design and research has been awarded an Architect Magazine R+D Award in 2015, an ACSA Faculty Design Award in 2014, and other honors. His research has received support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Clutter’s book, Imaginary Apparatus: New York City and its Mediated Representation was published by Park Books in 2015.

Clutter received a B.Arch from Syracuse University and an MED from the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Everett Victor Meeks Fellowship. He has practiced professionally in offices in New York and Chicago, working on projects ranging in scale from residential renovations to campus master planning.

Cyrus Peñarroyo is a Filipino-American designer and educator whose work explores architecture’s entanglement with contemporary image culture. He is a Lecturer at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, where he was the William Muschenheim Fellow in 2015–2016. Previously, he taught at Princeton University and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. 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. His work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, São Paulo, Rotterdam and Venice as well as in publications including CLOG and Pidgin.

Cyrus received his M.Arch from Princeton University and his B.S. in Architectural Studies Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago.