Anna Dyson



School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Director, Center for Architectural Science and Ecology (CASE), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Baccalauréat Général, Université Laval
Master of Architecture from Yale University


Ms. Anna Dyson teaches design, technology, and theory at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer. She is the founding Director of CASE (2007) which hosts the graduate program in Architecture Science / Built Ecologies. CASE is committed to bridging diverse worlds by proposing a new collaborative model for building research that unites interdisciplinary academic research with building and development processes. The consortium attempts to achieve this collaborative model without the schism that typically divorced buidling science pursuits from the aesthetic, social and conceptual aspirations of architectural design inquiry. Anna has been recognized with multiple awards for her designs and innovations, and her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The World Future Ebergy Summit (WFES), The Center for Architecture and the Postmasters Gallery.

Dyson holds multiple international patents for building systems inventions and is currently directing multidiscplinary research funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) to develop new building systems that integrate advances in science and technology from diverse research fields.

CASE Research Interests

Ms. Dyson is currently directing interdisciplinary sponsored research to develop new buidlings systems:

Buidling Integrated Concentrating Solar Facade (ICSF)

Electroploymeric Dynamic Dayighting System (EDDS)

Active Modular Phytoremediation Systems (AMPS)

Solar Enclosure for Water Reclamation and Thermal Control (SEWR)

Advanced EcoCeramic Envelope Systems (EcoC)

Building Integrated Dessicant Materials (BIDS)

Parametric Design Studio (PDS)

Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI)

Agricultural By-Products (ABP)

Building Integrated Hybrid Flow Systems (BIFCS)


Anna Dyson

Green Building, 1st Floor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York 12180

14 Wall Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Office: (212) 618-3965
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