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Welcome. FNA offers architectural design services from their growing office in Brooklyn, NY (licensed in both NY and NJ). If you have a potential architecture project - we would love to speak with you about it.

Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC (FNA)  is a vital, collaborative architecture firm and our process is founded on research and investigation of new ways to inhabit the urban fabric. This method of working is informed by an aptitude for green technologies, FEMA resiliency, materiality, and unique fabrication methods. We prioritize good design and collaboration while bringing to the forefront issues of energy-performance and sustainability.

Collaboration and Hyper-Efficiency

FNA completed the first Certified Passive House in NYC in 2012 and we continue to design passive house projects and lecture about this proven approach to energy-efficiency. FNA works on all scales of commercial, residential, institutional work while also focusing on research and social justice projects. The firm is authentic and thorough in approach, maintaining a clear, strong voice, yet versatile and collaborative to adjust to the unique needs of any given challenge.

FNA has also partnered with Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, an architect based in Brussels, who is at the center of the Belgian revolution of large-scale Passive House buildings. Together we are partnered to take on design projects of large scale in NYC. Our joint venture is MMA. We will be teaching trainings in a 2-day  format called Hyper-Efficient Building Workshop at the Center for Architecture.

FNA is part of a team with WXY Studio working on Hurricane Sandy Build It Back projects in Brooklyn for NYC DDC and FEMA. 

FNA is licensed in NY, NCARB certified, LEED accredited professional, and Certified Passive House Tradesperson - Building Envelope. Julie Torres Moskovitz, is the director and principal architect of FNA. Prior to forming FNA, Torres Moskovitz was principal of Fabrica718 - a design firm established in 2006. FNA has WBE paperwork in process.

More about the Firm:

Awards: 2017 Architecture A+Awards Finalist for Residential New Build, 2015 AIANY COTE Honorable Mention Award, 2014 International Passive House Design Award, 2012 Passive House Certification of the Tighthouse by Passive House Institute, World's Coolest Offices 2011 by Inc magazine,a winner in the Total Housing: Apartments sponsored by Storefront, Actar and Architizer, 2010 Merit Award from NY Chapter of ASLA and a 2006 NYC Green Bldg Award. 

Publications: Dwell, Financial Times, New York Times, Topos, Wired; Metropolis and National Geographic Blogs.

Grants and Fellowships: Institute for Public Architecture Summer 2016 Live/Work Fellow, AIA Stewardson Keefe Lebrun Travel Grant, and Parson's Kalil Fellowship for Smart Design.

Architecture is a collaboration. Thank you to the following current and past talented collaborators; Lucas Keefer, Amanda Waal, Esther Chang, Gery Vargas, Erika Schmitt, Caitlin Sylvain, Jade Yang, Maggie Kirk, Stella Lee, Laura Trevino, Dan Asoli, Meghan Grimes,Thomas Kuei, Eylul Wintermeyer, Micah Stroup, Michael Schissel, Sasha Plotnikova, George Louras, Natalya Egon, John Tubles, Karin Tehve, Elizabeth Emerson, Suzana Belletiere, Asli Erdem, Michael Brehmer, Ben Oschner, Viviana Wang, Bill Watson, Luis Gil, Wade Cotton,  Minyoung Song, Kim Letven, Corey Yurkovich, Will Hayes, Sarah Ludington, Omar Toro-Vacca, Michael Vanreusel, Abigail Coover, Cara Solomon, Nik Malkmus, Pablo Souto, Olivia Knott, Melissa Cicetti, Artisan's Group.