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Piesse was born in Melbourne, Australia. She earned an undergraduate degree at Deakin University/Geelong, in 1991. Then she came to study at the NC State College of Design 1992-1993 on an exchange program.  She returned to Deakin in Australia in 1994 to finish her final year of Bachelor in Architecture plus a Masters degree in 1995.  She moved back to the US at end of 1995 and worked with Giles Blunden Architect in 1996. The company changed to Blunden Piesse Architects in 2001 when she became a partner. She founded Sophie Piesse Architect in 2006 and lives in Carrboro NC.





2007 - The David Schanzer and Elizabeth Losos Renovation, 505 Lakeshore Lane, Chapel Hill. Design selected from 1966 mail order plans by the original owners, Richard and Judith G. Frautschi. The house at 404 North Elliott Road is very similar.  Architect Sophie Piesse did a renovation in 2007, photos 2-4. Featured in the book Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live, by Sarah Susanka.

2014 - The Perry and Carter Kersh Renovation, 612 Arlington Street, Chapel Hill. Additional renovation in 2016.

2015 - The Tapper Studio, Chapel Hill NC.

2016 - The William Evangelista and Elizabeth Bobst House, 100 Pine Street, Carrboro. Commissioned in 2014. Built by BuildEx.

2019 - Renovation by Actual Size Builders, Chapel Hill NC.  Cabinets by Bo Taylor.

2020 - House in Mebane NC.

Sources include: Sophie Piesse.