He prepared for Princeton at National Cathedral Boys Choir, St. Alban’s School, in Washington, D.C. At Princeton he majored in architecture, joined Charter Club, chaired the Princeton Tiger in 1953, and sang in the Chapel Choir.
Doug earned a graduate degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania before service in the Army. In 1970 he earned a master’s degree of architecture in urban design, and in 1971 a master’s degree of city and regional planning, both from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
After practicing architecture in Washington for a few years, Doug moved to California and worked with HUD and later with Community Tech Management on national energy efficiency standards in California. He served on the Torrance City Council and lectured at several California universities.
In 2001 Doug began to pursue his passion for plein air watercolor painting in many locations in the United States. He believed in the vital interaction of painting and music, was a serious music lover and composer, and continued to participate in the music and worship life of St. Luke’s Church, Long Beach.
Doug was predeceased by his second wife, Susan Taylor. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Stenhouse Brazan and Paula Dietterich; his sons, Richard, David, and Brent; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters.