David Perkes

David Perkes

Director

Bio

David Perkes is a licensed architect, professor, and founding director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio.  The design studio was established in Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and assisted in the design and construction of over 250 replacement houses.  The design studio has evolved from disaster recovery work to long-term resilience and continues to provide planning, landscape and architectural design support to Gulf Coast communities and was recently selected to be part of the National Resilience Initiative, a program of the American Institute of Architects to create a network of design studios working on resilience. 

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