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McPherson was born in Greensboro NC and graduated in 1997 from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture.  He interned in 1996 with Paredes-Grube Architecture in Ridgewood NJ and worked with the FWA Group in Hilton Head SC 1997-1999. He joined Samsel Architects in Asheville NC in 1999 and became an owner in 2014.


2015 - aka the Craven Gap House, Webb Cove Road, Asheville.  Built by Standing Stone Builders.  Won an AIA Asheville Award in 2017.

2016 - The Rafael and Mary Bravo House, aka the Hammock House, aka Modern Pavilion House, aka San Felipe Farm, 1235 Peniel Road, Columbus NC. Built by Koon Custom Homes.  Won a 2016 AIANC Honor Award.  Won 3rd place in the juried 2017 George Matsumoto Prize.  Video.


2017 - aka Ventana Concept House, 182 Villa Nova Drive, Asheville NC.  Unbuilt.

2019 - aka Berg House, Asheville NC.  Unbuilt.

2020 - aka Montreat Modern, Montreat NC.

2019 - aka Haywood Modern Farmhouse.  Unbuilt.

2019 - aka Modern Home Marshall. Built.

Sources include: Troy Winterrowd, Samsel Architects