PIERRE KOENIG

Pierre Koenig was born and raised in California. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Koenig would first study at Pasadena City College and ultimately the University of Southern California. The architecture program at USC was widely considered one of the best in the country with faculty including Gregory Ain, A Quincy Jones, William Pereira, Richard Neutra, Conrad Buff and Don Hensman to name but a few that graced its halls. He designed an award winning steel framed house while still in college.

While working as a draftsman for Raphael Soriano, he would capture the attention of John Entenza, the publisher of Arts and Architecture. John would enlist Pierre to design two houses, Case study 21 and Case Study 22, for his influential program to create efficient and inexpensive houses to help with America’s post war housing need. Case Study 22, The Stahl House, is arguably the most famous modern house in Los Angeles due to a famous photograph of Julius Shulman. 

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