I’m Jeremy Erdreich, an architect and real estate developer formerly based in Birmingham, AL, but now working out of New York, NY. My own architecture firm, Erdreich Architecture, was founded in 1998; as of 2013 I am transitioning to Sawyer/Berson in New York. Metropolitan, the development firm operated with my sister Anna and my Dad, Ben, continues to actively work out of Birmingham.
I grew up in Birmingham until age 14, when my family moved to Washington DC. I studied architecture at Yale, Harvard, and University of Cambridge (UK), then worked in NYC for a couple years. I lived in a Williamsburg loft–just when the neighborhood was transitioning from artsy to hipster–and the redevelopment patterns there inspired me to move back to Birmingham. Among other things, I’ve tried since I moved back to make downtown and the surrounding area a better place to live and visit.
My apartment in Birmingham was 2 doors down from my office on Second Avenue North. Many days I did not get into my car, a relative rarity in a place like Birmingham. Needless to say, my new car-less situation in New York is thrilling to me.
My apartment in New York is on West 54th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. I continue to promote the two cities I love most in the world: one deep in the heart of Dixie, the other on that magical isle of Manhattan.