Jennifer Benson Architecture was founded in Matthews, NC in 2010

Since then Jennifer and her team have left their mark on our city by creating hundreds of designs in Charlotte and surrounding areas!  Jennifer is proud to know that she and her talented team have played a part in making Charlotte a beautiful place to call home.

As you may know, hiring an architect is the first step toward building your dream home or addition.  Many General Contractors won’t schedule an appointment until you have plans in hand, and for good reason.  Trying to get solid answers to important questions such as price and timeline without a clear understanding of the scope of work will lead to unwelcomed surprises.

We at Jennifer Benson Architecture are your first defense in keeping your new home or renovation within reach.  We understand that every dream home is as unique as the dreamer.  That’s why we offer free in-home consultations where we help give you a clear understanding of the process and our pricing.  Our proven system has brought many homes to life, hosting a lifetime of wonderful memories! 

About Us

Our Design Leaders



Jennifer A. Benson, AIA, NCARB

Principal Architect

Before founding JBA in 2010, Jennifer worked at architecture firms throughout the East Coast for 15 years,  gaining valuable design experience.  Ready for the next step in her career, she started Jennifer Benson Architecture, PLLC where she has built a company that stands strong to this day!   

Although Jennifer has commercial experience as well, she has decided to focus her passion solely on residential design.  She believes there is something special about a beautiful home and enjoys knowing that her designs will be appreciated by families for many years to come. 

Much of Jennifer's success is due to a strong referral and repeat client base.  As a result, she has become the go-to architect for several General Contractors in the Charlotte area.  These relationships are a testament to her talent, knowledge, professionalism as well her fair pricing structure.  Jennifer values these relationships and understands that there is no greater compliment than a referral!

Licensed in North and South Carolina and NCARB Certified

American Institue of Architects

Philadelphia University, 1997
Bachelors of Architecture

Carolina Guerrero

Senior Designer

Carolina has been with JBA since 2011 and has shared in it's success.  She graduated from Universidad De Los Andes, Merida-Venezuela in 1998 with a degree in Architecture and Visual Arts.  She started her career in firms in Venezuela and Mexico City. Carolina's life in the U.S. started in California in 2004, where she designed for a quality firm known for its high-end style.  She and her family moved to the area in 2007 and are happy to the Southeast home! 

Carolina’s creative range is admirable.  She’s is no stranger to contemporary designs as well as more traditional styles.  She believes that beautiful design can be achieved regardless of preference.  Her natural sense of balance and style shines though in all her designs. 

Carolina values customer service and understands that communication is key.  Although she hails from Venezuela, Carolina has mastered the English language and has found that being bi-lingual has been helpful bridging the occasional communication gap.  Proving that great design is a universal language!


Universidad De Los Andes, Merida-Venezuela in 1998

Degree in Architecture and Visual Arts

Fluent in Spanish 

"Excellent to work with...great ideas on both architectural elements and design work"

- Residential Client, Matthews NC

"Really pleased with Jennifer's work! She designed a ground floor master bedroom addition. Took the time to listen to our needs and ideas and provide the guidance help to bound the project. The first phase of the project is complete and we will be using her to assist in contractor selection and construction oversight."

- Residential Client, Charlotte NC

"We just completed a project with Jennifer Benson Architecture and were very satisfied with the result. Jennifer provided several alternatives and did multiple changes to the site plans to reach the exact wishes of us as clients. She work tirelessly to come up with new innovative ideas like a turning wall unit to display multiple wallpapers to name just one."  

- Kollektion & Co. CEO

"I will tell you that your plans worked very well: nearly everything has been done almost exactly as drawn, within just an inch or so.  And the proportions of the finished dormer look “just right”.  Thanks for your good work – it worked!"  

- Residential Client, Charlotte, NC