Metzger Design is a full service design/build firm with experience in a unique range of project types. We specialize in residential development projects and animal healthcare facilities with services that include:
Real Estate Development | Architecture | Furniture Design | General Contracting | Construction Management | Graphic Design
Jared is the Managing Partner focusing on construction management, property acquisition, and project design for Metzger Design. He has been a licensed Class A Contractor since 2004 and has been working in the design field for 15 years, focusing on residential design, small commercial design, and real estate development. He established Metzger Design in 2004 upon completion of his NCARB internship requirements having worked with several prominent architecture firms in Washington D.C. and Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jared earned his Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2000.
Jared has actively managed the development of over 250 residential units totaling over 500,000 finished square feet, designed and oversaw the construction of several animal healthcare facilities, and transformed an underserved area of Charlottesville with affordable housing options. His experience in Charlottesville also includes managing the development of 76 custom luxury condominiums near the prestigious Farmington Country Club. Jared is currently renovating several homes in the City of Richmond and neighboring counties, as well as collaborating with his partner and wife, Jennifer, on the design of several custom beach homes at the Cavalier Residences in Virginia Beach.
Metzger Design is also committed to the environment by promoting sustainable design and green technology as an integral part of our projects. Jared is accredited as a Green Associate with the United States Green Building Council's LEED program.
Jennifer has recently accepted the role of principal Design Partner with Metzger Design and brings with her an impressive portfolio of work. She has over 14 years of experience, mainly in residential design, and has contributed to spectacular designs in some of the most sought-after residential communities in the country. Jennifer has undergraduate degrees in Italian Literature and Architectural History from Smith College and Masters Degrees in Architecture and Architectural History from the University of Virginia. She began her career with a leading architecture firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but spent her formative years in Boston, a city known for its unparalleled architectural history and cutting-edge designers, working with several small design practices on projects in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Cambridge.
A desire to return to Virginia and be close to family brought Jennifer to Richmond, where she worked with a top design firm on high-end residences in Virginia, New Jersey (Princeton), and South Carolina (Kiawah Island), before starting to collaborate with her partner and husband, Jared. Her commitment to finely-crafted architecture is a welcome addition to Metzger Design.