ARCH-202 Intermediate Design II
ARCH-581A Special Topics
Cathryn Dwyre received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Managing Editor of ViaBooks with a volume published by MIT Press entitled Dirt. She did her undergraduate work at Colgate University with a double major in Geology and Philosophy. Her current work moves from park design and landscape strategy to writing and researching around the topic of play and the neo-picturesque. Dwyre is interested in the dialectical exchange between architecture and landscape architectural design, as well as using environmental signs and geologic processes as drivers in the design of landscapes. Dwyre is the recipient of the MacDowell Colony fellowship 2013, with her partner in pneumastudio, Chris Perry. Dwyre is currently teaching 2nd year design studios as well as seminar on the Neo-Picturesque.
Dwyre was previously a start-up technology leader involved with two successes—one going public, and the 2nd purchased by a public company. Dwyre’s first technology success was with domain name registration company Register.com. Dwyre was instrumental in growing the company from 3 to 250 employees and to a successful IPO in 2000. She subsequently joined GridApp Systems, where she was instrumental in raising over $8 million dollars in venture capital for the company. Dwyre was VP of Corporate Development and a Director, serving on the Board as Director in charge of corporate governance Before that, Dwyre dealt in rare books at Ursus Rare Books, with a specialization in aesthetics, livres d’artistes, gardens and architecture. Previously, Dwyre worked as a field scientist for the United States Geological Survey doing structural geologic mapping in the Cascade Mountains.
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