Perla Durandis was born in Providence, RI and raised in Massachusetts. Being interested in art and design at a young age, she wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to apply her artistic talents to develop communities and positively impact lives. Durandis’ passion for architecture is rooted in innovative design and community service. During her spare time, Durandis works on starting an organization called Revive My Turf, a Christian-focused ministry aimed towards helping the youth in underprivileged areas to apply their artistic skills within their community. Durandis received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and later her Master of Architecture from Andrews University.