Pierre Barral



After a brief career in television production, Pierre discovered his true passion as a designer. Now, for more than a dozen years, he has focused on commercial interiors and architecture, particularly in tech, professional services, hospitality and government. With a strong personal bent toward collaboration and mentoring, Pierre has become known for building diverse teams of designers, architects, and strategists and nurturing strong partnerships with clients. He leads through strong consensus-building and prioritizes creative problem-solving, with a particular trick of embracing a project’s thorniest challenges as the route to discovering its greatest successes.

Colleges You’ve Attended and Degrees Earned
Master of Architecture (California College of the Arts – CCA)

Top 3 Places You’ve Traveled
Teshima Island (Japan), Iguazu Falls (Brazil), Petra (Jordan)

Architectural Influencers
Kazuyo Sejima, David Chipperfield, John Pawson, Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Joseph Dirand

Car, Bus, Bike (or Feet)?
Feet, bus, bike, car, in that order

Fondest Childhood Memory
Travel through Africa

Award You’ve Won
IIDA Honor Award, IIDA Merit Award, Best of Year Interior Design

Time of Day You’re Most Creative
After coffee in the morning

Favorite Restaurant
Girafe in Trocadero, Paris

Preferred Radio Station
Radio Nova/NPR

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