Champions of Change

David Perkes

David Perkes, Biloxi, Mississippi

David is an architect and Associate Professor at Mississippi State University. He is the founding director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, a professional outreach program of the College of Architecture, Art & Design that was established after Hurricane Katrina to provide planning and architectural design support to help rebuild Mississippi Gulf Coast communities. The Design Studio has worked on a number of affordable and sustainable housing initiates throughout the region.