Formed in 2011, pneumastudio is an experimental design practice that brings together the related fields of architecture and landscape architecture as a means of reconsidering the “built environment” in a time of environmental crisis and existential threat.


pneumastudio has exhibited its work at the Design Museum in Barcelona and New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Forthcoming exhibitions include OMI International Arts Center and CR10 Contemporary Arts Project Space. Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry are fellows of The MacDowell Colony (2013) and co-editors of a special issue of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press). Recent publications featuring the group’s work include ARPA Journal (Columbia), Global Design (Prestel), Architecture Inserted (Yale School of Architecture), and Bracket 2: Goes Soft (Actar).


Dwyre holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and is Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture where she teaches undergraduate thesis and elective history/theory seminars on architecture and landscape.


Perry holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and is Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture where he is Head of Graduate Studies, director of the Geofutures post-professional graduate program, and coordinator of undergraduate thesis.