Francois Perrin



Francois Perrin

Born in Paris, France
Lives and Works in Los Angeles


Architecte DPLG, Ecole d'Architecture de Paris la Seine, Paris, France


UCLA, Department of Art, MFA Program, Los Angeles, Fall 2012
Ecole Speciale d' Architecture, Workshop, Paris, Spring 2012
Woodbury University, Los Angeles, Contemporary Issues, Fall 2011-2012
University of Technology , Beijing, China, Visiting Faculty, Summer 2007
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea, Visiting Faculty, Fall 2006
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Faculty, 2002-2005
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Lecturer 2001-2005
SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, Faculty   2001-2002
Columbia University, GSAAP, Guest Critic, 2005
USC School of   Architecture, Los Angeles, Guest Critic, 2000-2004
Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, Guest Critic, 2000
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Toulouse, France, Guest Critic, 1999


Research Grant, Graham Foundation, Chicago, 2010
Board member, LA Forum for Architecture and Urban design, 2004-2007
Faculty Research Grant, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 2004
NEA Grant, Mak Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, 2003
Etant-Donnes Grant for Contemporary Art, New York, 2003
Young Architect Grant, Fondation Electra, Paris, France, 1998


Ghebaly Gallery, Downtown, Los Angeles, 2013
Palms House and Studio, Venice Beach, 2013
PAS House, Malibu, 2011
Performing Art Center, Matara, Sri Lanka, 2010-
Hollywood Hills House, Hollywood, 2007-2011
Air House, Brentwood, 2007 completed
MSA Hotel, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2006 temporary
Air Architecture, Exhibition Design, MAK, Vienna, 2006 temporary
Air Architecture, Exhibition Design, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, 2005 temporary
Sun House, Venice Beach, 2005 completed
Gardenlab, Exhibition Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 2004 temporary
Air Architecture, Exhibition design, MakCenter for Art and architecture, Los Angeles 2004 temporary
451 books, Alleged galleries, Los Angeles, 2002 temporary


HB Park, Dead Malls competition, LA Forum for Architecture, 2003 finalist
The Cloud Garden, E2 international competition, 2002 finalist
Greenlandscape, Aalborg Aquacenter competition, 2001


Folly-The View from Nowhere, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles 2009-2010
Humans were Here, Wattis Institute/CCA, San Francisco, September 2006
The Weather Garden, M&A, Los Angeles, Winter through Spring 2005
E2 international competition, Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris, February   2003
451 books, Alleged Galleries, Los Angeles, January 2002
Clima, Furniture Fair, Milan, April 2001
World++, Electronic Orphanage, Los Angeles, March 2001
E-space, Purple Institute, Paris, December 1999
Amorphous Mutation 3.0, UCLA, Los Angeles, November 1999
Camouflage, Yvon Lambert, Paris, October 1999
Desire, FOE 156, Munich, Germany, September 1999
Plein Air, Chez Valentin, Paris, June 1999
AIR, Nai, Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 1999  
Archilab 1999, Orléans France, March 1999
Amorphous Mutation 2.0, Espace Croise, Euralille, February 1999
Propos Mobile, Paris, October 1998
Amorphous Mutation 1.0, Frac-Centre, Orleans, October 1998
Transarchitectures 03, Aedes gallery, Berlin, Germany, August 1998
Paysages Sud, Belleville, Paris, February 1998
Actions, Institut Francais d'Architecture, Paris, March 1993


Ecole Speciale d'Architecture, Paris, March 2012
Universite de Montreal, Canada, May 2010
University of Technology, Beijing, China, July 2007
Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, January 2007
Cal State, Los Angeles, November 2006
CCA, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, September 2006
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea, September 2006
MAK, Vienna, Austria, May 2006
Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, March 2006
Cal State, Los Angeles, October 2005
Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands, May 2005
Cal Poly Pomona, March 2005
GrandArts, Kansas City, march 2005
Columbia University GSAAP, New York, September 2004
MakCenter for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, June 2004
ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, March 2004
Cal State, Los Angeles, February 2004
ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, September 2002
UCLA, Los Angeles, November 1999  
Archilab, Orléans, France, March 1999  
USC, Los Angeles, November 1998  
Columbia University GSAAP, New York, November 1998  
Ecole d'Architecture, Montpellier, France, 1993  
Ecole d'Architecture, Versailles, France, 1993  
Ecole Spéciale d' Architecture, Paris, France, 1993


Humans were Here, CCA/Wattis, 2006
Air Architecture, Hatje Cantz, 2004
Amorphous Mutations, HYX, 1998
3 mars 1993, IFA, 1993


Archilab 1999, HYX, 1999
Transarchitectures, The Art of the Accident, Nai/v2, 1999
Young French Architects, Birkhauser, 1999



Wallpaper Magazine, December 2008
Architecture, by Ellie Stathak

Taschen/Evergreen, November 2008
"Natural Flair"

Dwell Magazine, May 2008
"Houses we Love " by Geoff Manaugh

Architect's Newspaper, February 2008
"House of the Issue" by Jake Townsend

Dezeen Magazine, January 2008
"Guest House for an Anthropologist" by Rupinder Boghal


Fillip Review, Summer 2007
"Beneath the Hotel, the Beach"


Sunset Magazine, July 2006
"A Light Filled Addition", by   Kathrin Harris

New York Times, March 23, 2006
"A Vision of Utopia...", by Frances Anderton


Domus, July-August 2005
"Air as Metaphor", by Paolo Campiglio

New York Times, April 22 2005
"Air Architecture", by Holland Cotter

The Architect's Newspaper, March 2005
"New York is Burning", by Nuit Banai


Los Angeles Times, September 9 2004
"From the Desert to the Sea", by Susan Carpenter

Art in America, December 2004
"YK at the MAK", by David Ebony

X-Tra, Fall 2004
"Real Immaterial", by Ewan Branda and Kati Rubiniy

LA City Beat, August 28, 2004
"Leisure World" , by Allisson Millionis

Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2006
"An Architecture of Air Fire and Water", by Hunter Drohojowska-Philip

Los Angeles Times, May   21, 2006
"A piece of the Heaven on Earth", by Holly Myers

Artforum, May 2004
"Elemental Logic", by Daniel Herman


Air Architecture, KUSC, Los Angeles, June 2004
DNA, Design and Architecture, KCRW, Los Angeles, May 2004