Jeremy fretts, AIA
Senior project architect


A strong, flexible designer, Jeremy has an equally strong understanding of the client’s business goals and the technical requirements of building and zoning codes. He applies this knowledge early in the process, aligning with NBA’s commitment to client needs and building value through design.

The most appreciated praise Jeremy ever received from a client was “you really listened.” A consensus builder, he delivers creative solutions starting by clarifying the varied interests of stakeholders and then clearly defining—and confirming—expectations. In design, he considers the site and historical context, not to replicate the past but to give projects a unique sense of place. His residential developments rely on understanding how his client wishes to conform or deviate from market norms. He works with clients, consultants, and internal teams to constantly improve how the firm documents and communicates decisions to assure knowledge passes to future team members.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University, and a Master of Arts Education and Human Development from George Washington University, where he received the Leonard Nadler Leadership Award. Jeremy represents NBA at regional real-estate events and teaches AIA continuing-education units. He is a member of the Congress for New Urbanism Member and the Potomac Yard Design Advisory Commission in Alexandria, Virginia.