Erdreich is the son of former United States Congressman Ben Erdreich. He attended Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1986 and received his bachelor's degree in architecture from Yale University in 1990. He went on to complete a master's degree in architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1994.
Erdreich interned at Henry Sprott Long & Associates. He partnered with Dean Robinson in the firm of Erdrich Robinson at 2332 2nd Avenue North in 1998. After Robinson's departure, he maintained the practice as Erdreich Architecture.
Along with his father and sister Anna, Erdreich is a partner in Metropolitan LLC, a development company which has also included Carl Hess of AnaDon Construction Company. Erdreich has served on the boards for Regions 20/20, the Children's Dance Foundation, the Birmingham Shout Film Festival, Alabama Moving Image Association, AIDS Alabama and the Birmingham Public Building Authority.
Erdreich's partner is Larry Slater, a founder of Birmingham Shout. He and Slater were featured in the documentary One Closed Door After Another: Domestic Partner Benefits and UAB (10 min., 2009), directed by Jade Delisle, which chronicles their effort to receive domestic partner benefits from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The film played on the opening night of 2009 Birmingham Shout festival. In June 2011, the couple were united in a civil ceremony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and were married at Temple Emanu-El by Rabbi Jonathan Miller.
Erdreich began blogging about design and redevelopment in Birmingham in 2010. His "ConstructBirmingham" blog (later called "Bhamarchitect's Blog") provided coverage of Birmingham Design Review Committee meetings, analysis of various development proposals, and illustrative examples from other cities. The blog became inactive in 2016.
- Cornelius, Donna (July 30, 2004) "Erdreich family touch is at the heart of townhouses." Birmingham Business Journal
- Stricklin, Walt (January 31, 2009) "Fifteen emerging leaders: Jeremy Erdreich." The Birmingham News
- "Larry Slater and Jeremy Erdreich" (June 3, 2011) The New York Times