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Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC (FNA) offers architectural design services from our growing office in Brooklyn, NY. We are licensed in both NY and NJ. We are also LEED AP, and Certified Passive House Consultants, and NCARB certified.
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, resiliency, materiality, and unique fabrication methods.
FNA is collaborative and adjusts to the unique needs of any given challenge, resulting in strong and original projects.
FNA has years of experience working on retrofit projects in all boroughs including landmarked and new buildings. We also focus on new construction and visualization of space and developing programs for cultural projects. We also excel at the nuts and bolts to move your project thru to construction and completion.
We love research, tectonics, space, community, and a challenge.
In 2012, FNA completed the first Certified Passive House in NYC and we continue to stay at the forefront and design passive house projects, apply passive house strategies, and lecture and lead workshops about this proven approach to energy-efficiency.
Oftentimes, we collaborate with other professionals and thrive on the open studio model that tests and pushes the boundary - whether via green technology, program, or spatial invention.
FNA has also partnered with Sebastian Moreno-Vacca of A2M an architect based in Brussels, who is at the center of the Belgian revolution of large-scale Passive House buildings. Together we partnered to take on design projects of large-scale in NYC. Our joint venture is MMA. Currently, we teach a Hyper-Efficient Building Workshop at the Center for Architecture in NYC and will lead a workshop at the AIA National Convention in June 2018.
FNA is part of a team of architects along with WXY Studio working on Hurricane Sandy Build It Back projects in Brooklyn for NYC DDC and FEMA.
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 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.