John J. Burger, Architect is a three person architectural practice founded in January 1991 based in downtown Fredericksburg, VA.

John J. Burger

Principal Architect

Mr. Burger graduated from the College of Architecture at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina in 1977 and is a licensed architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to opening his private practice, Mr. Burger was Vice-President and managing principal of Architectural Design Group, Inc., an award-winning design firm based in Alexandria, Virginia.  He has acquired a broad range of design and technical experience working his way from draftsman to project architect to managing principal of a 20+ person architectural firm.  His firm represents his varied experience in both large and small commercial projects along with experience in residential additions and residences.


Now in business for over 30 years, John J. Burger, Architect has always been sensitive to client's wishes and project budgets.  


It is Mr. Burger's philosophy that architecture is the skillful management of people and money during the design process.  An architect must possess strong design, technical, and management skills; through these attributes an aesthetically pleasing and functional building can be realized.

Lisa Lombardi

Project Architect + Certified Interior Designer

Lisa has a unique set of skills and experience in the design and construction industry. After receiving a B.S. in Interior Design in 1992 she began working for John J. Burger P.C. in 1994 and worked on a long list of commercial and residential projects ranging in size and project types. She then left that position and began to pursue a Master of Architecture from 2010 to 2014. During her graduate studies Lisa worked at EYA, a large real estate development company in Bethesda, MD. In 2015 Lisa transitioned to a new role at a large developer, IDI Group Companies in Arlington, VA and assisted in the management of many large scale multi-family projects. After completing her masters degree she came back to work for John J. Burger P.C. and now serves as a project manager/project architect. Lisa is a registered architect in Virginia as of 2022 and has been a certified interior designer since 2001.

Nicholas Burger

Project Architect

Nicholas joined the team in March 2022 after spending the beginning of his career in the Carolinas. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University in 2012, Nicholas went on to pursue a Masters of Architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville graduating in 2015. From there, Nicholas worked at both 1x1 Design and Boudreaux at his time in Columbia, SC where he worked on a range of projects including residential additions, commercial tenant improvements, adaptive re-use, faith-based projects and a slew of other unique project types and clientele. Most recently worked at BB+M Architecture in Charlotte, NC working on a range of multi-family apartment complexes and multi-story office buildings. Nicholas has gained experience in multiple types of projects both in residential and commercial design and has managed project teams and had a wealth of experience at all stages of the design process. He is registered in both Virginia and North Carolina.

1216 Caroline Street John Burger Architect Office



Tel: (540) 371-8356

1216 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401




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