Anna Dyson

Founding Director

Anna Dyson is the founding Director of the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (CEA). Anna Dyson is also the Hines Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Professor of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University. 

Anna Dyson has been a professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she founded the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE) in Manhattan with Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP in 2006. Over the last decade, the BE program has distinguished itself by competitively winning awards for design research from multiple sponsors such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and from private sponsors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the San Francisco Foundation, and others. Recipient of the Innovator Award from Architectural Record in 2015, Dyson holds many international patents on building systems innovations for the collection and distribution of clean energy, water, air quality and material life cycle.