Brandon is a native of Orlando who decided to move home to get some hands-on experience building affordable homes after a stint at a design firm in the United States. Now, instead of sitting in a cubicle, he spends his time developing affordable housing schemes and putting them into action. He’s studied a variety of practical building techniques, and gets fully involved in every stage, enabling him to get a feel for the most sensible approaches.
Rogers has two key structures that demonstrate his efforts. The first is his rural studio or as he calls it, his “bush studio” which is located in the eastern region of Ghana on a plot of land that he acquired to practice his skills on. The building is made out of stone and mud, which originally triggered many raised eyebrows. In Ghana and throughout Africa, there is a stigma associated with building with mud. Many locals told Rogers that it connotes poverty, but he decided to stick to his hope of building a structure using materials indigenous to the land.