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DOUGLAS (DOUG) V. PIERSON AIA and YOUN CHOI

Originally fromWashington DC, designer Doug Pierson attended the College of William and Mary and theLettresprogram at theUniversité Paul Valéryin Montpelier, France, before earning his Masters in Architecture at Virginia Tech. He worked for firms in Europe and Australia before joiningHodgetts and Fung Design Associatesin Culver City CA.Later he worked for Frank Gehry in LA.

Originally from South Korea, experiential designer Youn Choi studied Environmental Design & Architecture at UCLA and received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1993. She worked as a lead designer with Disney Imagineering, Selbert Perkins Design, and Susman-Preiza and Company.

Together, they launched pod architecture+ designin Los Angeles and in 2016 moved to Carrboro NC.Pierson teaches at the NCSU College of Design.


2011 - aka Marmont Remodel, Los Angeles CA. 1800sf addition to a 4500sf house. Designed by Pierson while with (fer) studios. Photos by Jim Pease Photography.


2012 - aka Venice House, Venice CA. 3-stories. Published in the New York Times and various California lifestyle magazines. Photos by Youn Choi


2020 - The Doug Pierson and Youn Choi House, aka Carrboro House, 130 Old Pittsboro Road, Carrboro NC. Designed with Youn Choi. Built by Kevin Murphy, NewPhire Building Company. Structural Engineer: Rob Munach, Excel Engineering. Photos by Youn Choi. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, April 2020.


Sources include: Doug Pierson, Kim Weiss.