FNA is working on two ground-up Passive House home prototypes. We are also designing a new Passive House in Seattle, WA.
We have renovation projects in various phases of design for projects located in Bronx, Harlem, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. We work on landmarked district projects in addition to new construction and retrofits.
FNA has two FEMA Build It Back projects underway through the city of NY and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) for this federal program. One home is currently being elevated with a new addition and the other is a new construction single-family home in Canarsie, Brooklyn. FNA is part of a team with WXY Studio to work on NYC Build It Back for Hurricane Sandy damaged homes.
We are excited to be collaborating on a project with the Street Vendor Project for the Urban Justice Center in NYC! We are working with them to look at a cooperatively run Commissary with shared kitchens and training facilities for street vendor members. See our website project description and renderings.
We have worked on 5 office renovation projects in the last several years throughout Manhattan including a recent project featuring a "living wall" that features local plant species and brings a quality of life work environment for the staff.
FNA was a Summer 2016 Fellow for the Institute for Public Architecture researching affordable Live/Work typologies for NYC as part of ONE NYC and 80x50 plan.
NEWS: Principal Architect Julie and Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, a Belgian Architect and Passive House/Net Zero Energy expert formed a joint venture called MMA to work with clients on larger-scale Passive House/Net Zero projects in NYC and surroundings.
Awards and Press
FNA's LO Lake House is a finalist in the 2017 Architizer Awards + competition. This Net Zero Passive House project is located an hour outside of New York City.
FNA won a 2015 AIA NY Chapter COTE Honorable Mention Award for
FNA is proud to be featured in Dwell's Special Issue "Dwell 2015 Design Guide" and listed in their definitive list of recommended architects. And in New York Magazine's Design Hunting Special Guide and featured in the list of recommended NYC architects.
In Spring 2014, FNA won an International Passive House Award from the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt Germany for the
Julie teaches architecture design studios and environmental technology at various universities. She teaches at Syracuse University, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. She also taught thesis at RISD.
Upcoming and Previous Lecture and Events
Hyper-Efficiency in NYC, NYC, NY National AIA Conference, June 2018
Hyper-Efficiency Workshops for Large-Scale Buildings and Local Law 31, NYC, NY / June, August, and November 2018. Julie is co-teaching
Northwest American Passive House Conference, Olympia, WA / Apr 6,7 2017 Lecture on A Layered Perspective on Passive House Design and Panelist on Urban Policy Panel
North American Passive House Network, NYC / June 10-12 2017 Lecture on
Center for Architecture, AIA NY on February
Dwell on Design NY on Oct 4
Parsons School of the Constructed Environment on Waste Not: The Passive House Movement in NYC. Torres Moskovitz spoke along with Michael Ingui and Paul Castrucci on Sept
Passive House US Conference in Chicago in Sept 2015.Passive House Help or Hinderance? Julie presented with Tessa Smith of Artisans Group Design/Build in Washington State. Followed by an architects hootenanny with Tessa Smith, Sebastian Moreno-Vacca of A2M from Brussels, Belgium, and Tim McDonald, Onion Flats.
In May 2015, FNA participated in an AIA New Practices New York curated exhibition designed by Abruzzo Bodziak. Held at Brooklyn Design Expo as a kickoff for NYCxDesigns. Participants included 7 firms who took part in a panel discussion moderated by William Menking of Architects Newspaper.
Julie is on the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) in NYC.
FNA is a member of the AIA, New York Passive House, Institute for Public Architecture, Van Alen Institute, Arch League of NY, and OpenHouse NY,
FNA is registered for Architecture 2030.
Julie is on the Advisory Board of the Street Vendor Project, part of the Urban Justice Center.
FNA was on the Benefit Committee for the Institute for Public Architecture in Fall '15,'16, and '17
We were on the Program Leadership Council in Fall 2015 for Van Alen Institute. The Van Alen Institute supports cross-disciplinary and collaborative programs that investigate pressing social, cultural, and ecological challenges of tomorrow with their public program series. Fall 2015.
FNA has a new logo and card designed by our talented friends WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA). www.wsdia.com.