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 Originally from Washington DC, designer Doug Pierson attended the College of William and Mary and the Lettres program at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpelier, France, before earning his Masters in Architecture at Virginia Tech.  He worked for firms in Europe and Australia before joining Hodgetts and Fung Design Associates in 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 a+d in Los Angeles and in 2016 moved to Carrboro NC. Pierson teaches at the NCSU College of Design.

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.

Sources include: Doug Pierson, Kim Weiss.