Robert A. Tretsch, III, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Ever since the seed of inspiration was first planted during an 8th grade field trip to Princeton University, Robert was unequivocally certain about becoming an architect.

The Atlanta-based talent earned his degree in architecture from Syracuse University in 1991, then worked for firms in Princeton, New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia, where he focused on office high-rises, retail, convention centers and restaurants, before switching to residential design and becoming a valued member of Harrison Design’s Atlanta team in 2003.

As director of the firm’s fast-growing Modern Studio, he collaborates on projects ranging from small riverside cabins, large-estate sized homes to high-end condominiums. Visual and expressive, Robert is appreciated by clients for his ability to communicate via 3D sketches, giving them a clear concept of each environment he intends to create. His clean-lined, yet inviting environments, have been published in The Atlantan, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, California Homes, Cottage Living and more—if not for their design integrity, then for the fact that he makes such a charming and highly quotable interview.

Describing himself as unique, untethered and intense, Robert insists that successful architecture is determined first and foremost by a happy client, and a happy client results only from listening with intent.