Andrew Perkins

Andrew Perkins, FPAP resident architect from 2011-13, is an M. Arch graduate from the University at Buffalo whose work focuses on material consumption and ecology within architecture. His Dwelling on Waste project with Matthieu Bain took a tax-foreclosed property with a leaking roof, stripped mechanical systems, and rotted structure, and transformed it into a warm off-the-grid home using entirely found and scavenged materials. His work with Flint Public Art Project focused on adapting the long-abandoned Spencer’s Mortuary in Carriage Town for a cooperative art space, testing similar methods of material sourcing and improvisation as a way of challenging building conventions and processes of authorization.