ALAN STAGAARD and TESSIE CHAO
Alan Stagaard was born in North Plainfield NJ and took drafting courses in high school, working in the summers as a carpenter. He went to college for sociology and wound up in the Navy, then went to work for Diamondhead Corporation in 1972, which owned much of Pinehurst NC. He worked for Arthur M. Harden starting in 1979.
Tessie Chao was born in the Phillipines and moved to Toronto in 1974 and moved to the US in 1975. She has a degree in architecture from the Phillipines in 1972, she interned several firms including American Architects and Engineers in Manila. She worked with Q5 in East Orange NJ; Terry Parker in Montclair NJ; Arthur M. Harden in Mantoloking NJ 1979-1992.
Chao and Stagaard moved to Pinehurst NC and started their firm in 1992, completing more than 400 projects. The firm will close in 2020.
1995 - The Robert and Carolee Desowitz House, 45 Woodenbridge Lane, Pinehurst NC. Built by Yates Hussey. Sold in 2013 to Belinda and Michael Nyznyk.
1995 - The Culbreth-Adams House, aka CO3, Southern Pines NC.
1999 - The Ralph E. and Solita Hawes, Jr. House, 60 Braemar Road, Pinehurst NC. Sold to Roger T. Eubank. Includes a custom-designed negative edge lap pool. Has been sold.
2006 - The Robert (Bob) Cherry House, aka CO1, Whispering Pines NC. 6500 sf. Has a detached guest house.
Around 2011 - The Richard Pabst and Pamela Bradley House, Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst NC. Built by Bowness Custom Homes.
Sources include: Tessie Chao, Alan Stagaard.